Jong Afrikaner
Roelof Petrus van Wyk
With translation into English by Michiel Heyns, and into Dutch by Riet de Jong-Goossens
Fourthwall books, 2012
ISBN 978-0-9869850-8-9
Hard cover, dust jacket, full colour
296 pages, 320 x 370 mm

Since the end of apartheid, many young Afrikaners have embraced a plural narrative and personal identity in place of the narrow, state-sanctioned nationalist identity that apartheid had fashioned for them. Jong Afrikaner: A Self Portrait presents portraits of an urbanised, creative, engaged group of Afrikaners, challenging preconceived ideas about Afrikaner identity and values and how Afrikaners see themselves in the world. Roelof Petrus van Wyk grew up in a conservative Afrikaans community. His artistic practice resides in the space between art and architecture and his work has been exhibited locally and internationally, most recently on Figures and Fictions at the V & A Museum, London. He holds a B. Architecture degree from the University of Pretoria (cum laude 1995).
Role: Book designer, publisher
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