A little while ago, I visited my first academic conference, the Colloquium vir Afrikaans in Gent. The university of Gent does quite a lot with Afrikaans literature and linguistics and every year they organise a conference. As it is free for students, I thought I would give it a try.
As some of my readers might have noticed, I’m currently specialising in South African literature – Afrikaans literature, to be more precise. I myself am Dutch, and had never set a foot in South Africa until three months ago. It is kind of weird to specialise in a literature that I’m so uncommon with and it has its own specific challenges.
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