Outobiografie en herinnering as verset in Adam Small se The Orange Earth/Autobiography and memory as resistance in Adam Small's The Orange Earth

In the play, presented essentially as a play of ideas, the Coloured main character Johnny Adams, the fictionalised alter ego of the author, plants a bomb that kills a white child and much of the action involves his rationalization of his deed of terror. (Small, Academic Freedom, [14]). Patriotisme p...

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Published in: Tydskrif vir letterkunde Vol. 49; no. 1; pp. 70 - 81
Main Author: Willemse, Hein
Format: Journal Article
Language: Afrikaans
Published: Pretoria Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Association 2012
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Summary: In the play, presented essentially as a play of ideas, the Coloured main character Johnny Adams, the fictionalised alter ego of the author, plants a bomb that kills a white child and much of the action involves his rationalization of his deed of terror. (Small, Academic Freedom, [14]). Patriotisme per definisie veronderstel 'n uitdruklike groepsidentiteit, "to be a part of a more encompassing narrative, to be related to a past and a future that transcend the narrow confines of an individual's life and its mundane concerns", en dit doen 'n beroep op die uitvoering van die kernwaarde van lojaliteit en 'n bereidwilligheid tot opoffering: "the patriot is motivated to think of the patria as blessed by all manner of virtues and achievements whether the evidence, interpreted objectively, warrants that or not" (Primoratz). Academic Freedom, White Power and Black People.
ISSN: 0041-476X
2309-9070