Vader-seun-verhouding binne 'n postkoloniale konteks : Indische duinen (1994) van Adriaan van Dis

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dc.contributor.author Dubbeld, Gijs
dc.contributor.author Visagie, Andries
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-24T06:14:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-24T06:14:20Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.description Article digitised using: Suprascan 1000 RGB scanner, scanned at 400 dpi; 24-bit colour; 100% Image derivating - Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3 - Image levels, crop, deskew Abbyy Fine Reader No.9 - Image manipulation + OCR Adobe Acrobat 9 (PDF) en_US
dc.description This article was co-written by Prof. Andries Visagie before he joined the University of Pretoria en_US
dc.description.abstract This article is a study of the relationship between father and son in the novel Indische duinen (1994) by Adriaan van Dis (translated in 1996 into English as My Father's War) within the context of postwar and postcolonial Dutch society. It relates the process by which an adult son, 36 years after the death of his father, Justin, comes to terms with the memory of a man whom he has always seen as unreasonably strict and even cruel. During this process the son discovers the effects of colonialism in the Dutch East Indies (subsequently Indonesia) and the rapid decolonisation and repatriation to the Netherlands upon his father. For Justin the latter experiences amount to what Kaja Silverman (1992: 55) refers to as "historical trauma". The experiences that shaped Justin and influenced his behaviour towards his son are linked to what Paul Ricoeur (1992: 12) would refer to as Justin's "narrative identity" and his sense of masculinity (Connell, 1995: 77-81) which have both been marginalised within the dominant fiction of the postcolonial society in which he lived. As the son discovers the father through a process of retelling both his father's story and the story of their relationship, he is able to gain a sense of understanding and closure. en_US
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dc.format.extent 22 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dubbeld, G & Visagie, A 2005 'Die vader-seun-verhouding binne ’n postkoloniale konteks : Indische duinen (1994) van Adriaan van Dis', Tydskrif vir Nederlands en Afrikaans, vol. 12, no. 1, pp.43-64. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1022-6966
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/20270
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en_US
dc.publisher Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Neerlandistiek en_US
dc.rights Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Neerlandistiek en_US
dc.subject Nederlandse literatuur en_US
dc.subject Dutch literature en_US
dc.subject Van Dis, Adriaan en_US
dc.subject Trauma in literatuur en_US
dc.subject Trauma in literature en_US
dc.subject Narratiewe identiteit en_US
dc.subject Narrative identity en_US
dc.subject Manlikheid en_US
dc.subject Masculinity en_US
dc.title Vader-seun-verhouding binne 'n postkoloniale konteks : Indische duinen (1994) van Adriaan van Dis en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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