Dancing the Tiekiedraai : a socio-historic approach to Bosman's bushveld narratives

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Sole, Kelwyn en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Hayden, Susan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-02T10:00:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-02T10:00:12Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Hayden, S. 2002. Dancing the Tiekiedraai : a socio-historic approach to Bosman's bushveld narratives. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7919
dc.description Bibliography: 71-75. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The name 'Herman Charles Bosman' is a familiar one to South Africans, and his narratives have been celebrated widely for their skilful construction, their humour and the unique way in which they capture a segment of South African rural life. While Bosman is regarded as a significant figure in South African literature, it is less commonly accepted that his narratives were more than cleverly devised pieces of social realism. In the past, critics have largely either regarded Bosman's work as existing 'outside' of politics - even commending him for his ability to disregard the 'obsession' with politics reflected in the texts of other South African writers - or they have criticised him for producing 'racist' narratives which vindicated white supremacy. There are a number of reasons why Bosman's work was not regarded as an important constituent in the literary struggle against racial discrimination in South Africa, not the least being that he was an Afrikaner. His ethnic identity, combined with the fact that his writing was difficult to categorise because it was so different from the other literature being produced at that time, meant that his narratives have often been misunderstood, and their social message largely ignored. My argument, in this thesis, is that the particular and very real forms of censorship placed on South African writers beg a closer look not only at what is being said, but the w en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.title Dancing the Tiekiedraai : a socio-historic approach to Bosman's bushveld narratives en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Hayden, S. (2002). <i>Dancing the Tiekiedraai : a socio-historic approach to Bosman's bushveld narratives</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7919 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Hayden, Susan. <i>"Dancing the Tiekiedraai : a socio-historic approach to Bosman's bushveld narratives."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7919 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Hayden S. Dancing the Tiekiedraai : a socio-historic approach to Bosman's bushveld narratives. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2002 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7919 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Hayden, Susan AB - The name 'Herman Charles Bosman' is a familiar one to South Africans, and his narratives have been celebrated widely for their skilful construction, their humour and the unique way in which they capture a segment of South African rural life. While Bosman is regarded as a significant figure in South African literature, it is less commonly accepted that his narratives were more than cleverly devised pieces of social realism. In the past, critics have largely either regarded Bosman's work as existing 'outside' of politics - even commending him for his ability to disregard the 'obsession' with politics reflected in the texts of other South African writers - or they have criticised him for producing 'racist' narratives which vindicated white supremacy. There are a number of reasons why Bosman's work was not regarded as an important constituent in the literary struggle against racial discrimination in South Africa, not the least being that he was an Afrikaner. His ethnic identity, combined with the fact that his writing was difficult to categorise because it was so different from the other literature being produced at that time, meant that his narratives have often been misunderstood, and their social message largely ignored. My argument, in this thesis, is that the particular and very real forms of censorship placed on South African writers beg a closer look not only at what is being said, but the w DA - 2002 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 T1 - Dancing the Tiekiedraai : a socio-historic approach to Bosman's bushveld narratives TI - Dancing the Tiekiedraai : a socio-historic approach to Bosman's bushveld narratives UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7919 ER - en_ZA


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