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A History of South African Literature

Afrikaans Literature: 17th - 19th Centuries

by Jerry Koch


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An important expansion and regeneration of Afrikaans historiography within the context of South African literary history. Three broad historical periods are covered: the Dutch colonial time (1652-1795), British colonial time (first part of the 19th century) and the time of the language movements (latter half of the 19th century). Follows an inclusive approach, discussing and contextualising a wide variety of documents.Contents include the following:

  • The Afrikaans language
  • Literary historiography
  • The Dutch language and Afrikaans literature
  • Dutch, Afrikaans and South African writings
  • Afrikaans literature and language emancipationThis is the fifth book in the Talatala series.
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    Van Schaik Publishers
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