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South African Coconuts

Under Apartheid, South Africa had quite a rigid social division based on race: Whites, Blacks, Coloureds, Indians. There was little mixing between them. There were also four easily identifiable social dialects of English corresponding to these classes. After the end … Continue reading

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Good meal

In Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Marlow realises that the black people on board are starving. They have only some rotten hippo meat on board but the white people on board, the “Pilgrims”, had thrown much of it overboard. They were … Continue reading

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