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By Kerry Bystrom

Targeting aesthetic figuration varied domestic areas, modes of family lifestyles, and kinfolk histories, this publication argues that depicting democracy because it unfolds actually at domestic provides a compelling portrait of the intimate and daily elements of swap that may be neglected through a spotlight on structural issues in South Africa.

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De Klerk, however, takes this claim in what may be a surprising direction, given the infamous Afrikaner obsession with racial purity. Susana, he proceeds to reveal, was the daughter of a Dutch settler named Detlef Bibault and an enslaved woman named Diana of Bengal. Susana’s daughter Engela in turn married De Klerk’s “direct ancestor” Barend De Klerk in 1737 (De Klerk 4). The story of the De Klerk family and the Afrikaner nation can, in this version, only be multiracial from its very beginnings.

Coetzee; Samuelson Remembering; Gqola). I begin with the optimistic scenario posed by André Brink in Imaginings of Sand (Afrikaans 1995, trans. into English by the author in 1996), a novel that models how learning about unexpected family members can lead to more democratic forms of daily life and to a commitment to the “new” South African democracy. It reveals the impact that acknowledging blood ties historically suppressed by apartheid can have on individuals and their visions of a national community.

The feeling of being connected to a Khoi or Indian slave ancestor also presented the possibility of extending outward, allowing people to acknowledge sites of collaboration and exchange with individuals of other races in the present even as it transfigured the definition of whiteness itself. In other words, claiming new relatives had the potential to open up new understandings of relation in a more expansive sense. Of course, while engaging in what cultural theorist Sarah Nuttall (Entanglement) calls reinventing “subjectivities of whiteness”—and concurrently celebrating nonwhite cultures and traditions—is clearly necessary, this particular form of doing so also ran certain risks.

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