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Nicole Devarenne

Nicole Devarenne teaches part-time in the English Department at York University. She is an editor of the journal Modernism/ Modernity.

South African women speak out

Nicole Devarenne, 4 August 2005

Ten years ago, Marlene van Niekerk published a novel that broke radically with the tradition of Afrikaans writing. Triomf, a grotesque family drama set in a poor white Afrikaner community, part Freudian romance, part political satire, was written in a slangy, polluted Afrikaans intended to infuriate linguistic purists. It showed white supremacist and Afrikaner nationalist ideology as leading...

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