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  • Straatpraatjies
  • Adhikari, M
  • ISBN: 9780627021312
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 205 Pages | Published: 1996

Straatpraatjes, a satirical newspaper column, delivers commentary on early 20th-century Cape society from the perspective of the coloured community. Besides its historical interest, the title is a text of singular importance to Afrikaans language and literature. It is significant in the field of satirical writing in Afrikaans and is an example of Afrikaans used to express black resistance to white domination. 

1. Coloured identity and the politics of language: The sociopolitical context of Piet Uithalder's 'Straatpraatjes' column

2. Straatpraatjes

3. Codes in contradiction: The sociolinguistics of 'Straatpraatjes'

4. 'Straatpraatjes' - 'n vroe? voorbeeld van Alternatiewe Afrikaans

5. 'Ik is onbekend, ma ik is een van de ras so moet my nie veracht nie': Die beeldvorming van Piet Uithalder

Appendix I: A selection of 'Straatpraatjes' columns that appeared in the SA Clarion

Appendix II: Extracts from the 'Parlementse Praatjes' column in De Zuid-Afrikaan

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