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Jenkins, Elwyn R. – Children's Literature in Education, 2007
Visual aspects of 12 collections of children's writing that were published in South Africa between 1986 and 2003 are considered. The covers, illustrations, facsimiles of original writing and artwork, fonts, colours and author credits create images of childhood and youth and provide clues to the purposes for which the collections were made and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Color, Childrens Writing, Racial Segregation
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Jenkins, Elwyn – Children's Literature in Education, 2002
Considers how translations of indigenous folktales form a large proportion of South African children's books. Notes that at first those who published them were influenced by Social Darwinism, and later the folktales played a role in promoting the ideology of apartheid, but they were mainly the product of white paternalism. Notes that the folktales…
Descriptors: Apartheid, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Fairy Tales