Abstract

Table Mountain, beneath which nestles South Africa’s “Mother City,” Cape Town, whose history is given briefly, has not featured much in South African children’s literature, although it is mentioned in the epic poem by Portugal’s national poet, Camões, and the adventures of Baron Munchausen. A much-loved exception has been the story of how Table Mountain got its cloud and why its companion, Devil’s Peak, was so named. This article discusses two older versions of this tale alongside more recent books written for children, in which Table Mountain and/or Devil’s Peak play a role.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1918-6983
Print ISSN
0006-7377
Pages
pp. 31-40
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-29
Open Access
No
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