Zamenspraak tusschen Klaas Waarzegger en Jan Twyfelaar over het onderwerp van afscheiding tusschen de Oostelyke en Westelyke Provincie
Zamenspraak tusschen Klaas Waarzegger en Jan Twyfelaar over het onderwerp van afscheiding tusschen de Oostelyke en Westelyke Provincie (approximately "between Klaas the Soothsayer and Jan the Doubter") is a book of dialogues by Klaas Waarzegger (nom de plume of , Louis Henri Meurant, 1811/182/1813 - 1893)
It is very often referred to simply as Zamenspraak tusschen Klaas Waarzegger en Jan Twijfelaar
This was a collection of well-known and influential "Zamenspraake" ("dialogues") focussed on the split between the Eastern and Western provinces, which Meurant published in The Cradock News in 1860, under the pseudonym Klaas Waarzegger ("Klaas Soothsayer").
According to Ludwig Binge (1969) his literary persona, the crusty Calvinist "Klaas Waarzegger", also became an influential model for later writers and playwrights such as Melt Brink, C.J. Langenhoven, D.C. Postma and the "coloured" characters used by of later writers. This work was no doubt informed by the writings of Charles Etienne Boniface and Joseph Suasso de Limazamanspraak or samespraak (duologue) as a literary and journalistic vehicle for argument and satire.
Collected in book form and first published in 1861, they were considered to be the first published book in Afrikaans.
Facsimile version of the original publication, Google E-book
Ludwig Wilhelm Berthold Binge. 1969. Ontwikkeling van die Afrikaanse toneel (1832-1950). Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.
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