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Pieternella - Daughter of Eva

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ISBN : 0143027085
Pages : 518 pages
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Download Free Pieternella - Daughter of Eva in PDF by Dalene Matthee Full eBook and published by Penguin Random House South Africa. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pieternella, Daughter of Eva opens in the early days of the first white settlement at the Cape of Good Hope, beneath the shadow of Table Mountain, with the Dutch East India Company clinging precariously to a little piece of land - Robben Island - in Table Bay. Eva was one of the first interpreters and intermediaries between her Goringhaicona tribe and the Dutch, and Pieternella's father was Pieter van Meerhoff, the Company surgeon who was murdered by slave dealers in Madagascar. Pieternella and her siblings were among the first mixed-race children born at the Cape and their lives are a manifestation of a sentiment often expressed by Matthee in this novel - that life can consist of heaven and hell rolled up together in one bundle. After her mother's sudden and untimely death, the orphaned Pieternella and her brother Salomon are sent to the hurricane- and drought-afflicted Mauritius, a penal colony at the time, to work as 'slaves' to foster parents. Pieternella barely survives the exhausting sea voyage and a premature marriage becomes her salvation. Pieternella remains attached to the memory of her mother and is full of turbulent emotions about how she is both brown and white in the same body. What will her children look like? Is she really only half-human, as she has so scornfully been told? Will she ever come to terms with who she is and find the peace and comfort she yearns for? Through this remarkable true story, which took three years of intensive research into old journals, diaries and historical records, Matthee has resurrected and breathed new life into the early history of the Cape, and Robben Island and Mauritius - the isles of banishment. She skilfully balances the elements of Pieternella's life: love and shame for her mother, the impersonal might of the Company versus one individual, and a slave who is freer than a free woman. She allows the historically misunderstood Eva finally to come into her own through the eyes of her clever, sensitive daughter.


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The Cape Town Book

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ISBN : 1920545999
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Free The Cape Town Book in PDF by Nechama Brodie Full eBook and published by Penguin Random House South Africa. This book was released on 2015-11-12 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cape Town Book presents a fresh picture of the Mother City, one that brings together all its stories. From geology and beaches to forced removals and hip-hop, Nechama Brodie, author of the best-selling The Joburg Book, has delved deeply into the hidden past of Cape Town to emerge with a lucid and compelling account of South Africa’s fi rst city, its landscape and its people. The book’s 14 chapters trace the origins and expansion of Cape Town – from the City Bowl to the southern and coastal suburbs, the vast expanse of the Cape Flats and the sprawling northern areas. Offering a nuanced, yet balanced, perspective on Cape Town, the book includes familiar attractions like Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and the Company’s Garden, while also giving a voice to marginalised communities in areas such as Athlone, Langa, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha. Many of the images in the book have never been published before, and are drawn from the archives of museums, universities and public institutions. This beautifully illustrated, information-rich book is the defi nitive portrait of the wind-blown, contradictory city at the southern tip of Africa that more than three million people call home


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Negotiating the Past

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Download Free Negotiating the Past in PDF by Lecturer in the Department of English Sarah Nuttall Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1998 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays by South African academics exploring the way South Africa is dealing with its past, and the ways in which that past is being perceived and moulded in the post-apartheid era.


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Rethinking Khoe and San Indigeneity, Language and Culture in Southern Africa

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ISBN : 1000688577
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Download Free Rethinking Khoe and San Indigeneity, Language and Culture in Southern Africa in PDF by Julie Grant Full eBook and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-19 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The San (hunter-gatherers) and Khoe (herders) of southern Africa were dispossessed of their land before, during and after the European colonial period, which started in 1652. They were often enslaved and forbidden from practicing their culture and speaking their languages. In South Africa, under apartheid, after 1948, they were reclassified as "Coloured" which further undermined Khoe and San culture, forcing them to reconfigure and realign their identities and loyalties. Southern Africa is no longer under colonial or apartheid rule; the San and Khoe, however, continue in the struggle to maintain the remnants of their languages and cultures, and are marginalised by the dominant peoples of the region. The San in particular, continue to command very extensive research attention from a variety of disciplines, from anthropology and linguistics to genetics. They are, however, usually studied as static historical objects but they are not merely peoples of the past, as is often assumed; they are very much alive in contemporary society with cultural and language needs. This book brings together studies from a range of disciplines to examine what it means to be Indigenous Khoe and San in contemporary southern Africa. It considers the current constraints on Khoe and San identity, language and culture, constantly negotiating an indeterminate social positioning where they are treated as the inconvenient indigenous. Usually studied as original anthropos, but out of their time, this book shifts attention from the past to the present, and how the San have negotiated language, literacy and identity for coping in the period of modernity. It reveals that Afrikaans is indeed an African language, incubated not only by Cape Malay slaves working in the kitchens of the early Dutch settlers, but also by the Khoe and San who interacted with sailors from passing ships plying the West coast of southern Africa from the 14th century. The book re-examines the idea of literacy, its relationship to language, and how these shape identity. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies.


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Borders and Ecotones in the Indian Ocean

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ISBN : 2367814228
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Download Free Borders and Ecotones in the Indian Ocean in PDF by Collectif Full eBook and published by Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée. This book was released on 2021-03-25 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of critical essays anchors itself in the Indian Ocean and explores the multiple ways dynamic exchanges have shaped this multilingual region of the world, from India to the Mascarene Islands to Southern Africa. Borders, edges and third spaces are revisited through the notion of the ecotone, a transitional zone between two ecosystems. If the term has primarily been used by biologists and ecologists, the metaphorical angle proves to be fruitful as it authorizes trans-disciplinary approaches and empowers fresh perspectives. In French and in English, the aim of the volume is to contribute to scholarship already published across various disciplinary fields and to participate in the development of Indoceanic studies. The authors of the volume aim to rethink those ecotonal sites that are spaces of frictions as much as spaces of fusion. The essays are by Pallavi Chakravarty, Debdatta Chowdhury, Cécile Do Huu, Pierre-Éric Fageol and Frédéric Garan, Laurence Gouaux-Rabasa, Elisa Huet, Marianne Hillion, J.U. Jacobs, Annu Jalais, Valérie Magdelaine-Andrianjafitrimo, Nicolas Roinsard, Laëtitia Saint-Loubert, Meg Samuelson, Ritu Tyagi. A conversation with the Mauritian writer Shenaz Patel offers a conclusion that opens the horizon towards literary creation.


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Krotoa, Called 'Eva'

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Pale Native

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ISBN : 1770201416
Pages : 408 pages
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Download Free Pale Native in PDF by Max du Preez Full eBook and published by Penguin Random House South Africa. This book was released on 2011-02-08 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Max du Preez has one hell of a story to tell. In his career as a renegade reporter, he’s survived three dismissals, seven libel suits, thirteen criminal cases, four aeroplane crashes, a bombing, two assassination attempts and was a regular on right-wing hit lists. He was in Soweto on 16 June 1976, witnessed the debauched parties of apartheid cabinet ministers, and stepped over dead bodies in a bombed Angolan village. He looked into apartheid killer Dirk Coetzee’s eyes and published his story of police death squads, and when he visited Vlakplaas himself, he was lucky to get out alive. Max is best known as founder and editor of the Afrikaans newspaper Vrye Weekblad, and for his weekly television report on the Truth Commission and the programme Special Assignment. His story takes you on a remarkable journey, from the contradictions of history to the triumphs and troubles of the present, from the halls of parliament to the desert of Namibia, from burning townships to the headquarters of covert operations. You’ll meet generals and guerrillas, presidents and hit men. And its all reported with the straight-shooting, uncompromising, outspoken frankness that has won him admiration and got him into trouble with the new government as well as the old. Pale Native is a story filled with drama, about the risks of investigative journalism in the front line. It’s controversial, because Max, as always, is not afraid to expose what others want hidden from view. It’s insightful, giving a fascinating analysis of southern African politics from a skilled reporter who has seen it first hand.


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The African Book Publishing Record

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Download Free Kaapse bibliotekaris in PDF by Full eBook and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-


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The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

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ISBN : 0231130465
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Download Free The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 in PDF by Gareth Cornwell Full eBook and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rearticulated and explored. An invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognizes no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca. This book offers a narrative overview of South African literary production in English from 1945 to the postapartheid present. An introduction identifies the most interesting and noteworthy writing from the period. Alphabetical entries provide accurate and objective information on genres and writers. An appendix lists essential authors published before 1945.


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Finding Afrikaans

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ISBN : 079938478X
Pages : 156 pages
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Download Free Finding Afrikaans in PDF by Christo van Rensburg Full eBook and published by LAPA Uitgewers . This book was released on 2018-11-01 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new book on Afrikaans's African originsFinding Afrikaans, a brand-new book by Christo van Rensburg, is now available.Where did Afrikaans begin? Who spoke Afrikaans first? Was the Cape really Dutch?How did the Khoi and the Portuguese trade with each other?What role did slaves play in the origin of Afrikaans?What is the influence of townships in Afrikaans?How did the various treks into the heart of the country affect Afrikaans? The language contact that had followed, even the fear of language contact, is one of Afrikaans's important stories.Writing in the Afrikaans language began in different, and interesting, ways, with strong influences from the Islam. Afrikaans's standardisation is the source of many different and divergent stories.Finding Afrikaans is also available in Afrikaans as Van Afrikaans gepraat.These books were made possible by a generous donation from the Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR). They coproduced by Malan Media and LAPA Publishers. LAPA will be marketing and distributing the books.Dr. Willa Boezak said about Van Rensburg's previous book: "e;It had changed my life. It had turned me into a language activist. "e;The ATR, the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument and the Heritage Foundation are joining forces to market the books. These books will also feature regularly at language seminars run by the ATKV and DAK. In the Netherlands there is a huge great interest in the book, and this English translation has created an interest among sociologists from different continents.


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Colonizer and Colonized

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ISBN : 9789042004108
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Download Free Colonizer and Colonized in PDF by International Comparative Literature Association. Congress Full eBook and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2000 with total page 643 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the last two decades, the experiences of colonization and decolonization, once safely relegated to the margins of what occupied students of history and literature, have shifted into the latter's center of attention, in the West as elsewhere. This attention does not restrict itself to the historical dimension of colonization and decolonization, but also focuses upon their impact upon the present, for both colonizers and colonized. The nearly fifty essays here gathered examine how literature, now and in the past, keeps and has kept alive the experiences - both individual and collective - of colonization and decolonization. The contributors to this volume hail from the four corners of the earth, East and West, North and South. The authors discussed range from international luminaries past and present such as Aphra Behn, Racine, Blaise Cendrars, Salman Rushdie, Graham Greene, Derek Walcott, Guimarães Rosa, J.M. Coetzee, André Brink, and Assia Djebar, to less known but certainly not lesser authors like Gioconda Belli, René Depestre, Amadou Koné, Elisa Chimenti, Sapho, Arthur Nortje, Es'kia Mphahlele, Mark Behr, Viktor Paskov, Evelyn Wilwert, and Leïla Houari. Issues addressed include the role of travel writing in forging images of foreign lands for domestic consumption, the reception and translation of Western classics in the East, the impact of contemporary Chinese cinema upon both native and Western audiences, and the use of Western generic novel conventions in modern Egyptian literature.


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Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures - Continental Europe and its Empires

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ISBN : 0748630279
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Download Free Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures - Continental Europe and its Empires in PDF by Prem Poddar Full eBook and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2008-07-03 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Regional Editors: John Beverley, Charles Forsdick, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Theo D'haen, Lars Jensen, Birthe Kundrus, Elizabeth Monasterios, Phillip Rothwell. Your complete reference to the postcolonial literatures of Continental European Empires. Written by expert scholars in the fields of postcolonial studies, the entries cover major events, ideas, movements and figures in postcolonial histories. The entries range from the first European overseas the first explorations, settlements and colonies right up to decolonisation. They highlight the relevance of colonial histories to the cultural, social, political and literary formations of contemporary postcolonial societies and nations.By outlining the historical contexts of postcolonial literatures, the companion unlocks contemporary debates about race, colonialism & neo-colonialism, politics, economics, culture and language.


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Every Step of the Way

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Download Free Every Step of the Way in PDF by Michael Morris Full eBook and published by HSRC Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every Step of the Way celebrates the tenth anniversary of South Africa's first democratic election but also seeks to widen and promote a conversation about South Africa's contested pasts.


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News from the Republic of Letters

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Download Free News from the Republic of Letters in PDF by Full eBook and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "News from the Republic of Letters is an independent review of literature and the arts supported entirely by the Editors".


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The Postcolonial Low Countries

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ISBN : 0739164309
Pages : 266 pages
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Download Free The Postcolonial Low Countries in PDF by Elleke Boehmer Full eBook and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2012-06-01 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Postcolonial Low Countries is the first book to bring together critical and comparative approaches to the emergent field of neerlandophone postcolonial studies. Each one of the contributions puts under pressure the definitive concepts of postcolonial studies in its more conventional anglophone or francophone formation, as well as perceptions of the Low Countries, Belgium and the Netherlands, as lying outside or to the side of the postcolonial domain.