I AM AN AFRIKANER WOMAN

  • Sindiwe Magona University of the Western Cape
Keywords: Poetry

Abstract

DISLOCATING WOMEN
In the run up to the first truly democratic elections in South Africa, the Afrikaner women issued a heartfelt cry: What have you done in our name? Did Black women understand the question? Twenty years later, many a black-black woman, “Bantu” in the terminology of yesteryear, have begun to feel the anguish of their Afrikaner Sisters. Indeed, I am become the Afrikaner woman of yesteryear - Guilty by Association.
The lesson? Power disempowers women and yet, in the final analysis, we are all held accountable for the ills of society. In essence, there is no ‘other’
September 7, 2015

Published
2018-11-08