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André Brink and the Afrikaner Heritage

Abstract : This paper shows how André Brink, dissident Afrikaans writer, tried to write against his heritage. The most visible strategy consisted in redefining Afrikanerdom as dissidence and as africanity. The notion of betrayal was systematically reversed so that the Afrikaners who supported the Afrikaner regime were presented as the real traitors. Yet dissidence was not an easy position for Brink and both he and his heroes had ambivalent positions.
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Mélanie Joseph-Vilain. André Brink and the Afrikaner Heritage. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Société d'étude des pays du Commonwealth, 2004, 27 (1), pp.27-37. ⟨halshs-00481082⟩



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