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Sedert 2000 bly Afrikaans ´n besprekingspunt in Europa

Enkele projekte waar Afrikaans sy stem laat hoor het

In September 2000 vind die Europese Workshop Afrikaans Extra Muros (EWAfrEM) by die Universiteit Leipzig plaas en bewys dat daar ´n lewendige belangstelling vir Afrikaans in Europa lewe.

In 2001 verskyn die webblad Euro-Afrikaans, vanaf 2005 na Afrikaans in Europa herdoop, as een van die eerste inisiatiewe van die  Afrikaanse onderrig in die Afdeling vir Nederlandistiek aan die Universiteit Wenen, Oostenryk.´n Belangrike mikpunt van dié projek is nog steeds om die teenwoordigheid van Afrikaans in die breëre Europese omgewing bekend te stel en uit te brei.

Sedertdien is daar vanuit verskeie Europese lande diverse diskussies oor die Afrikaanse taal, Afrikaanse en Suid-Afrikaanse letterkunde en toekomsperspektiewe vir Suid-Afrika gereël wat dui op´n beagtenswaardige entoesiasme oor die onderwerpe.

Ter wille van die historiese waarde daarvan gee ek kort samevattings van sulke geleenthede en waar beskikbaar, sluit ek ook mettertyd fotobeelde in. Graag wil ek ook gebeure buite Wenen in hierdie oorsig insluit en sal dit dus waardeer as ek kort verslae oor sulke gebeure sou kon ontvang.

Verslae van die volgende byeenkomste sal mettergaan publiseer word:

  • Simposiums: South Africa: Migration, Wenen 2002; Leerstoel ZA letterkunde, Amsterdam 2003; South Africa in perspective, Salzburg 2004
  • Seminare: België 2002-2009
  • Samesprekings: Leids Colloquim Zuid-Afrika: Penguins of pikkewyne, April 2001; S.A kultuurdae, 2002; J.M. Coetzee, 2003
  • Werkswinkels: Leipzig, EWAfEM, 2000
  • Diverse projekte: Hamburg, 2000; Centrum voor Cultuur van de Lage Landen, Wroclow; 9 Junie 2005 'n voorlesing deur Troy Blacklaws uit sy werke Karoo Boy (Jongen uit de Karoo) en Blood (Vienna International School, William Kirk Theatre).

Interessante voorbeelde van hierdie projekte:

20 Oktober 2005  was daar kaas en wyn saam met Roberto Kaplan,´n Suid-Afrikaner wat in Oostenryk woon. Hy bied´n foto-presentasie aan met die titel: Apartheid - South Africa - a 1988 Black and White perspective (American Women´s Association, Mahlerstrasse 3/7-8, 1010 Wenen).

 

In 2006 (9 – March 12) kom letterkunde in Wenen onder die leiding van die 'Alte Schmiede' aan die orde van die dag onder die titel: Literature in Vienna: Ancient to the Future. Literature and Politics in Southern Africa (Alte Schmiede)

Venue: Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Curators: Jyoti Mistry (Johannesburg, RSA); Walter Famler (Wien, A); Thomas Brückner (Leipzig, D);Ilija Trojanow (Kapstadt, RSA)

Thursday, March 9, 2006

19:00 – Opening, Walter Famler, N.N.
Keynote Lectures: Prof. Dorothy Driver, UCT/U of Adelaide, Australia
Prof. Njabulo Ndebele, Vice-Chancellor UCT

20:00 – Opening Reading: Nadine Gordimer from None to Accompany Me (André  Brink); German translation read by: N. N.; Introduction: Thomas Brückner

21:00 – Performing Poetry: Introduction: Ilija Trojanow; Lesego Rampolokeng; Lebochang Mashile

Friday, March 10, 2006
15:00 – Reading 1: Max Dupré from Introduction: I. Trojanow; German translation read by: N. N.
16:00 – Dorothy Driver/ Njabulo Ndebele: Chaka Zulu – An African Classic; Host: Ilija Trojanow
17:00 – Reading 2: Mandla Langa from The Naked Song; Introduction: Ilija Trojanow; German translation read by: Ilija Trojanow
18:00 – Reading 3: Mike Nicol from The Ibis Tapestry; Introduction: Thomas Brückner; German translation read by: Thomas Brückner
19:00 Panel 1: Apartheid and After - Lost Identities; Antjie Krog, Mandla Langa; Chris van Wyk; Ivan Vladislavic; Rayda Jacobs (Richard Kapuszinsky);  Moderator: Karl-Henrik Fredriksson (Eurozine)
21:00 Poetry 2: Gcina Mhlope; Isaac Mutant;  Introduction: Thomas Brückner

Saturday, March 11, 2006
14:00 – Reading 4: Rayda Jacobs from Confessions of a Gambler; Introduction: Ilija Trojanow;  German Translation read by: Ilija Trojanow
15:00 – Reading 5: Ahmat Dangor from Bitter Fruit; Introduction: Jyoti Mistry; German Translation read by: Thomas Brückner
16:00 – Reading 6: Antjie Krog from Country of My Skull; Introduction: Ilija Trojanow; German translation read by: Ilija Trojanow
17:00 – Panel 2: From Race to Class;Mike Nicol; Max Dupré; Etienne van Heerden;Kgafela ya Magogodi;  Ahmat Dangor; Moderation: Jyoti Mistry (in english language)
19:00 When the Lyrics Meet the Music; Breyten Breytenbac; Kgafela ya Magogodi; Lesego Rampolokeng; Gcina Mhlope; Isaac Mutant; Atjie Krog; Keorapetse Kgositsile; Leboshang Mashile

Musicians:Günter Baby Sommer (D) – dr, perc;  Akira Ando (JPN/D) – b or Ulrich Thiem (D) - vc;              Hugh Masekela (RSA) – tr, flh

Hosts: Thomas Brückner/Ilija Trojanow

Sunday, March 12, 2006
11:00 Matinee: The Politics of Literature – The Literature of Politics: Nadine Gordimer Meets Günter Grass  (if Grass does not come: reading Nadine Gordimer, if neither of the two: reading Breyten Breytenbach, in case of which the reading at 20:00 will be deleted, poetry 3 will start at 8 p. m. then));Moderator: N. N.
15:00 Reading 7: Njabulo Ndebele from Fools; Introduction: Ilija Trojanow; German translation read by Thomas Brückner
16:00 Reading 8: Mary Watson from Moss; Introduction: Jyoti Mistry; German translation read by: Ilija Trojanow
16:00 Poetry Workshop: Kgafela ya Magogodi, Gcina Mhlope, Antjie Krog; Host: Jyoti Mistry
17:00 Reading 9: Chris van Wyk;Introduction: Ilija Trojanow; German translation read by: Thomas Brückner
18:00 Reading 10: Etienne van Heerden from Die swye van Mario Salvati; Introduction: Jyoti Mistry;              German translation read by: Ilija Trojanow
19:00 Reading 11: Ivan Vladislavic from The Restless Supermarket; Introduction: Thomas Brückner;            German translation read by: Thomas Brückner
20:00 Reading 12: Breyten Breytenbach from manuscript of new novel; Introduction: Jyoti Mistry; German translation read by: Thomas Brückner
21:00 Poetry 3: Kgafela ya Magogodi; Keorapetse Kgositsile; Introduction: Ilija Trojanow

Monday, March 13, 2006
20:00 Vernissage at Gallery: Art by Breyten Breytenbach and Günter Grass; Music: Günter Baby Sommer – dr, perc; Hugh Masekela – tr, flh; Akira Ando – b or Ulrich Thiem - vc

 

Hersien April 2013


© Catharina Loader 2001