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Regional and current problems in South Africa and their impact on literature with remarks on the evaluation of the Afrikaans Novel

J. van der Elst
Literator | Vol 6, No 1 | a893 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v6i1.893 | © 1985 J. van der Elst | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 May 1985 | Published: 09 May 1985

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J. van der Elst, Department of Afrikaans-Nederlands, PU for CHE, South Africa

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Abstract

My paper centres round a specific situation and its impact on literature in South Africa with special reference to the modern novel in the Afrikaans language and the literary evaluation of the novel. This does not mean that I exclude references to the other genres, poetry and dram a and to literatures in other languages within the South African context. Many of you might know but to clarify I would like to point out that I refer to Afrikaans as the Germanic language originating from the 17th century Dutch mother tongue of approximately 3 ½ million South Africans.

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