P.G. du Plessis’ latest published novel, Fees van die ongenooides (2008), can be said to have
marginalisation as a central theme. In this article, the topic of marginalisation in the novel
is approached by making use of André P. Brink’s literary theoretical perspective regarding
post-apartheid literature, which confirms the function of this subgenre as to primarily
inform the reader about the oppressed and marginalised aspects of South African history.
Consequently, a number of varying discourses about marginalization functioning in Fees van
die ongenooides are identified and explored. Significantly, these discourses demonstrate a
textual reconstruction of the marginalised other in terms of the voicing of silence and the
rewriting of history and memory.