Coloured identity and politics of language-- annotated selection from the "Straatpraatjes" column-- codes in contradiction-- alternative Afrikaans-- photographs, caricatures and other illustrations .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
"Straatpraatjes", a satirical newspaper column, delivers incisive commentary on early 20th-century Cape society from the perspective of the coloured community. Besides its historical interest, the book 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. This book is thus essential to an understanding of the Afrikaans language in all its diversity. (source: Nielsen Book Data)