DORPS


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DORPSDaylight Overdraft Reporting and Pricing System (US Federal Reserve)
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Dorp politics are what we should call in English "parish pump politics," but they have more significance than our local government scandals because they are complicated by and are representative of the racial problems of South Africa.
The statement suggests that, as chaotic and ludicrous as they are, political activities in the typical South African dorp are small-scale barometers, even determinants, of wider political trends.
Black juxtaposes the latter part of his narrative in which an ideal situation develops--symbolized by the romance between Ned and Anita, the mayor's daughter--with the strife and discord in the dorp in the first part of the novel.
Mahomet is a member of the fringe communities of the dorp. So is the Jew, Schlimowitz.
Their deviant behaviour, Bosman suggests, is a direct consequence of not being able to live as free individuals in the ideological pressure chamber of the dorp. Bosman exposes like no South African author before him the small town as an allegorical cesspool of all that is wrong with society as a whole.
This type of corruption is revealed to be common practice in the dorp where hypocritical attitudes and behaviour on the part of so-called stalwarts of society appears to be the order of the day.
When Detective Sergeant Brits reports to his superior, Commandant Roelf Kolyn, Bosman's lampooning of the dorp's law bearers is in full sway.
The reader is made aware of the full extent of the dark undercurrents in the dorp and how repressive social dynamics impact on the minds of townsmen such as the main protagonist, Charlie Hendricks (the newspaper editor), Cyril Stein (the school board secretary), Dap van Zyl (the Volksparty candidate), Johannes Erasmus (the headmaster) and his brother Krisjan.
Het lukt hem niet zijn dorp te kerstenen, de bevolking valt terug op het oude bijgeloof.