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Achmat Davids: The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims - book release

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The Master Thesis of the late Achmat Davids : The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims from 1815 to 1915 which mainly documented the story of Arabic-Afrikaans as used in the Bo-Kaap - the cultural precinct of the Cape Muslim community and the Cradle of Islam on the lower slopes of Signal Hill will soon be released in book form as "The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims by Achmat Davids" by a Pretoria based Africana publishing house. This publication will hopefully shed more light on the existence of Cape Muslim Afrikaans as a useful primary source for broadening our historical understanding of the linguistic roots and nature of Afrikaans, especially the development of Cape Afrikaans as a dialect. According to the urban grapevine, a close colleague of the late Achmat Davids and a prominent figure in history of Afrikaans language circles have led the editorial team in transforming his Master thesis of the University of Natal , now UKZN into easy, readable book form. More book launch details to follow.

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Achmat Davids: The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims - Book Launch by Protea Boekhuis & Timbuktu Books
2 Tuesday, 28 June 2011 17:29
Mogamat Kamedien
Launch of the book :"The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims" by Achmat Davids
Time : Friday, July 1 · 18h30 for 19h00
Location : Timbuktu Books, Stadium on Main, Claremont
The Launch of 'The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims' by the late Achmat Davids (edited by Hein Willemse and Suleman E. Dangor)
The guest speaker will be Prof Muhammed Haron from the University of Botswana.
The book will be on sale at the event for R200.00
Achmat Davids: The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims - Protea Boekhuis book release -Limited copies on sale
1 Monday, 25 April 2011 14:37
Mogamat Kamedien
The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims: Afrikaans at the Cape from 1815 to 1915 – A Sociolinguistic Study by Achmat Davids, softcover copy co-edited by his peers, Prof Hein Willemse of the University of Pretoria and Prof Suleman E Dangor of University of KZN is now available from the publishing house, PROTEA BOEKHUIS at

Limited number of stock on sale. This softcover edition will join the ranks of sought after AFRICANA books soon!!!!
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