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VOSS, Tony. '... speak that I may see thee': bushmen, bleek, language and race in South Africa. Kronos [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.1, pp.312-319. ISSN 2309-9585.

    2 W.H.I. Bleek, Über den Ursprung der Sprache (Weimar: Herman Boehlau, 1868). [ Links ]

    3 Lucretius, The Nature of the Universe (1951) tr. Ronald Latham, Harmondsworth: Penguin 1966, V, 1028-1030: 202. [ Links ]

    4 Lucretius, The Nature of the Universe, 203. [ Links ]

    5 Salim Mukkavil argues that 'racism persists in the Obama era, the supposedly post-racial world', and, quoting Henry Giraux, reports that the new racism implies 'that individuals should be judged by the content of their "character" and not by the colour of their skin'. Mukkavil observed 'a new tactic of the right to broadly accuse those struggling against racial bias as racist' and his account of the USA's 'cultural reservoir of racial biases' and 'race-specific, compensatory policies' may have some South African resonance (S. Mukkavil, 'The Paradox of a Black President', The Week-Ender: Weekend Review, Johannesburg, 24-5.10.2009, 1-2). [ Links ]

    6 ' we endorse our president's polygamy because we take the Zulu tradition as a guideline to law or because our laws encourage the freedom to choose the values of our tradition? There is a difference between honouring tradition and cultural chauvinism, and liberation from anyone's history need not be equivalent to denying it.' (S. Shear, 'Lost and found in translation', The Times, Johannesburg, 13.10.2009: 17) [ Links ]