Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait


Roelof Petrus van Wyk, with a play by Stephanus Muller
English and Afrikaans
With translation into English by Michiel Heyns, and into Dutch by Riet de Jong-Goossens
Published 2012
ISBN 978-0-9869850-8-9
Hard cover, dust jacket
Full colour
296 pages
320 × 370 mm
ZAR 910.00 incl VAT


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.

Young 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).