Kant: ‘n Toneelstuk uit die Anglo-Boereoorlog

Kant: ‘n Toneelstuk uit die Anglo-Boereoorlog

'n Volk wat verdruk en vermoor word is soos kant — almal wat sterf, laat gate agter wat nooit weer gevul kan word nie. Maar, soos met 'n stuk kant, is dit die gare rondom die gate wat die doilie so sterk maak.

"I appeal to the Government for the sake of the children who are passing away like so many little faded flowers in South Africa.  Their people, who watch them die, will be the enemies of this country to all eternity unless we reverse this policy."

Herbert Lewis, Lid van die Opposisie in die Britse House of Commons

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Die Kakies noem dit ‘n bel tent
Lyk vir hulle soos ‘n klok
Binne is dit ‘n heltent –
‘n ou rok, uitgesprei oor ‘n moddervloer
bo-op ‘n kakiekombers.

Die kinders noem dit ‘n hongertent,
Korsie skimmelbrood in die hand,
Bekertjie water om dit af te sluk.
Boetie verloor ‘n tand,
Hannie gee nie meer om nie
en staar met toe oë oor die land.

Die ou mense dink dis ‘n tabernakel –
gewy deur die dood van lammers.
Hulle prys die Heer; hul stemme bewe;
Bid soos oorle’e Oom Boet:
“Versterk ons in die dag van stryd
en dra ons deur die lewe . . .”

Die vroue noem dit niks, en ly.
Buite kom ‘n wit kissie verby.

Genre: Drama
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About the Author
Gerhard Venter

Gerhard Venter used to pray, "Lord, please put me in a position where I can write full-time." So God gave him chronic back pain, which forced him to quit his job; helped him complete a masters degree in theology at Emory University in Atlanta; relocated him to a small house in the Northeast Georgia mountains; surrounded him with animals and grandchildren; and said, "Okay. Now write."
Not knowing what else to do, he wrote about chronic pain. "Slay Your Pain Giant," first published in 2012 as "Through Pain to Victory," was the result. The book was part of how he was delivered from the never-ending pain, and it has always been his prayer that the book helped others too. Gerhard was born and educated in South Africa and came to the United States with his family in 1996. He is a successful radio scriptwriter and has published several short stories in national magazines. He wrote and co-wrote four stage plays that were successfully performed.
In the meantime, the small adventures of a small farm never cease. Imagine working on a novel with an angry goat battering at the front door.

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