Literator: Journal of Literary Criticism, comparative linguistics and literary studies

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, August

Afrikaans Freedom Songs as a Reconstruction of Afrikaner identity/Afrikaanse Vryheidsliedjies as Herkonstruksie Van Afrikaneridentiteit: 'N Ideologies-Kritiese Perspektief
Abstract Media polemics that centred on Afrikaner identity and language proliferated in Afrikaans newspapers of the early 2000s. It illustrates that although more than a decade has passed since democratisation, identity politics are still an important...
An Investigation into a Methodology: The Adaptation of a Complex Afrikaans Novel into a Screenplay/'n Ondersoek Na 'N Werkswyse: Die Herskryf Van 'N Komplekse Afrikaanse Roman Na 'N Draaiboek
Abstract Very few Afrikaans films are currently being produced. One of the possible reasons for this phenomenon could be that very few Afrikaans screenplays are written nowadays. There are, however, some good Afrikaans novels which could conceivably...
Black Writers' Shona Novels of the Liberation War in Zimbabwe: An Art That Tells the Truth of Its day/Swart Skrywers Se Shona Romans Oor Die Vryheidstryd in Zimbabwe: 'N Kunsvorm Wat Die Aktualiteit Van Die Dag Weerspieel
Abstract Over the years Shona fiction that portrays Zimbabwe's liberation war has been a subject of severe criticism because of its tendency to falsify and distort history. This article attempts to provide answers to the question of why authors...
B.W. Vilakazi and the Birth of the Zulu novel/B.W. Vilakazi En Die Ontstaan Van Die Zuluroman
Abstract B.W. Vilakazi is rightly famous for his Zulu poems that integrate the Zulu creative genius with established European poetic trends. He was also the creator of the Zulu romantic novel having written the first three examples of the genre...
Controversial Issues and Text-Internal Correctives in Skilpoppe by Barrie Hough/Omstrede Kwessies En Teksinterne Korrektiewe in Skilpoppe Van Barrie Hough
Abstract This article focuses on the binary relations between controversial issues and text internal correctives by making use of examples from "Skilpoppe" (Babushka dolls) (2002) by Barrie Hough. The article starts with a discussion of controversial...
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Op my e-pos: 20 Desember 2007 Sender: D. Smit Subject: "Reis" Die gedig van Cas Vos met die voorlaaste strofe in rooi letters: Gaan vaar, rosig in die daeraad se hand, selfs met maste geknak en seile verskeur tussen die Scylla en Chalybdis...
Keeping It in the Family: Incest, Repression and the Fear of the Hybrid in Reza De Wet's English plays/Binne Die Familie: Repressie, Bloedskande En Die Vrees Vir Hibriditeit in Reza De Wet Se Engelse Dramas
Abstract Reza de Wet has more than once referred in interviews to the syncretic relationship she sees as existing in the "long history" between Afrikaner and black cultures. Due to its close association with black African cultures, she claims that...
The Presentation of Male Same-Gender Abuse in W.K. Tamsanqa's Ithemba liyaphilisa/Die Uitbeelding Van Mishandeling Teenoor Marts Binne Dieselfde Geslag in W.K. Tamsanqa Se Ithemba Liyophilisa
Abstract The aim of this article is to analyse the manner in which W.K. Tamsanqa depicts aggression initiated by males against other males and in so doing, engendering same-gender abuse in "Ithemba liyaphilisa". Tamsanqa identifies certain amaXhosa...
White Masculine Desire and Despair in the Good Doctor by Damon Galgut/Wit Manlike Begeerte En Wanhoop in the Good Doctor Deur Damon Galgut
Abstract The purpose of this article is to examine the representation of masculinity in Damon Galgut's novel "The good doctor", and in particular the interaction between the two male characters, namely Frank and Laurence. The character Frank suppresses...