Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Taal & Letterkunde / Language & Literature
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Taal & Letterkunde / Language & Literature
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A new book on Afrikaans's African origins
Finding Afrikaans, a brand-new book by Christo van Rensburg, is now available.
Where did Afrikaans begin? Who spoke Afrikaans first? Was the Cape really Dutch?
How did the Khoi and the Portuguese trade with each other?
What role did slaves play in the origin of Afrikaans?
What is the influence of townships in Afrikaans?
How did the various treks into the heart of the country affect Afrikaans? The language contact that had followed, even the fear of language contact, is one of Afrikaans's important stories.
Writing in the Afrikaans language began in different, and interesting, ways, with strong influences from the Islam. Afrikaans's standardisation is the source of many different and divergent stories.
Finding Afrikaans is also available in Afrikaans as Van Afrikaans gepraat.