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Variant of Africander.


(afriˈkandə; ˌæfrɪˈkændə) or


1. (Breeds) a breed of humpbacked beef cattle originally raised in southern Africa
2. (Breeds) a southern African breed of fat-tailed sheep
3. (Peoples) a former name for an Afrikaner
[C19: from South African Dutch, formed on the model of Hollander]


or Af•ri•can•der

(ˌæf rɪˈkæn dər)

1. one of a breed of red beef cattle, raised orig. in S Africa, well adapted to heat.
2. Archaic. Afrikaner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Afrikander - a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks AfrikaansAfrikander - a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans
South African - a native or inhabitant of South Africa
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Prevailing political indoctrination is evident when Anita, who is otherwise portrayed as a sensible and equable girl, reveals a somewhat uncharacteristic preoccupation with empty sentimentality as regards the Boer cause when she says: "The future of the Afrikanders lies in their spirit of justice and independence--in Faith, Hope and Charity" (61).
Shattering the Vorster image will shake the Afrikanders' faith in their leaders.
At the same time, however, Kamboureli aims to dissolve "the homogeneous image of Canadian identity, Canada as 'a white man's country.'" It is unclear how this squares with so large a white, European selection: while she quotes Grove, for example, as deploring "old" Canadian attitudes toward assimilation, we should remind ourselves that the "many mansions" he demanded would not accommodate those "too different to admit of even the dream of assimilation: Hindus, Kaffirs, Afrikanders, and Malays." This makes Grove's "difference" ambivalent, identifying him with that ill-defined white dominance this anthology is apparently directed against.