Crush injury secondary to sjambok
beatings is a well-described phenomenon in southern Africa.
Others were beaten: 'It's easier to sjambok
a girl lying on a table than to whip them on the ground,' boasted another white farmer.
It is in this same town that a domestic worker was beaten with a sjambok
by a white man whose excuse was that he thought she was a sex worker.
Chilford obtains his large knobkerrie from behind his makeshift desk and slowly advances toward the kitchen entrance as the footsteps come nearer He lifts his sjambok
and is about to swing it when Mai Tamba screams--
However, we can deduce from Kruger's discussion of the very vocal Market Theatre audience response to the graveyard confrontation scene (2012, 369), where Klytemnestra threatens to beat Elektra with a sjambok
or slave-master's whip (Farber 2008, 35), that members of the black community were in attendance and were compelled to respond (Meersman 2012).
52) By the end of the scene, however, Klytemnestra's self-doubt vanished; her final words to Elektra threatened, "You will be the first to die" (43), accompanied by a distinctively South African weapon, the sjambok
whip used by Boer on black since the days of slavery.
It harks back through the inclusion of two poems from earlier collections: "As I walk with effrontery, alone" from Sjambok
and other poems from Africa (Livingstone, 1964) and "Steel giraffes" from Eyes closed against the sun (Livingstone, 1970).
is during the night, but during the day they sing.
I don't remember how many sjambok
[whip] lashings I received; all I remember is crying and screaming with pain as the whole village jeered at me.
THE MAN CHOSEN to implement the Air Ministry's new strategy as Chief of Bomber Command in February 1942 was Arthur Harris, an Englishman who, with a background of tobacco farming in Rhodesia, had "the crack of an invisible sjambok
about him," in Bishop's words.
Sometimes we will sjambok
(whip) or slap him until he tells the truth.
Evidence was also led to the effect that Pienaar had also beaten her female slave Rosa with the hand sjambok
and agteros sjambok
and had hoisted her up on a beam to inflict these beatings.