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Mon Apr 22, 2019, 07:31 PM

10. A friend tells this story about a Kipling incident in school.

He is Afrikaner and went to a school where both English and Afrikaner kids went. One day the teacher assigned some Kipling poems that included 'Bobs' his praise of Lord Roberts and 'Kitchener's School' his praise of Kitchener, who put the Afrikaner women and children in concentration camps. An Afrikaner girl rose and declared "Kipling is 'n vyand van die Afrikaner volk." meaning Kipling is an enemy of the Afrikaner people. All the Afrikaner kids rose (including my friend) and walked out.

There were no more Kipling poems assigned.

Wolf

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