Dampier, Helen and Stanley, Liz (2008) Parallel Narratives? Photographs in Boer Women’s Wartime Testimonies. In: Narrative and Fiction: an Interdisciplinary Approach. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 9-23.
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Discussion here draws on our wider joint research about women’s testimonies of the concentration camps of the 1899-1902 South African War.1 Our research has focused, amongst other things, on a network of women cultural entrepreneurs whose activities in ‘working up’ Boer women’s testimonies as ‘the facts’ played an important part in the politics of Afrikaner proto-nationalism until the late 1930s. The research shows that these Boer women’s testimonial narratives, while presented as entirely factual, cannot be classed straightforwardly as either fact or fiction, but instead inhabit an ‘in-between’ area, with their factual claims – claims which may but sometimes may not be ‘true facts’ – often supported by what Eakin (1985) calls fictive devices.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
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|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)|
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference|
School of Human and Health Sciences
|Depositing User:||Cherry Edmunds|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jun 2009 15:23|
|Last Modified:||30 Jul 2010 14:07|
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