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Voorslag (Whiplash) was a literary journal published in Durban, South Africa in 1926 and 1927.[1] It was the first modern small magazine in South Africa and was subtitled "A Magazine of South African Life and Art".[1] The magazine was founded by Roy Campbell and William Plomer; Laurens van der Post was invited to become its Afrikaans correspondent. Campbell served as the publication's editor for three issues before resigning due to interference from his proprietor, Lewis Reynolds; Reynolds discouraged Voorslag's criticism of the colonial system.


  1. ^ a b Eugene Benson; L.W. Conolly (30 November 2004). Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. Routledge. p. 904. ISBN 978-1-134-46848-5. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  • Peter F. Alexander. William Plomer: A Biography (Oxford Lives, 1991)
  • Andrew Edward Van der Vlies, South African textual cultures: white, black, read all over, Manchester University Press, 2007, ISBN 0-7190-7614-5
  • Joseph Pearce, Unafraid of Virginia Woolf (ISI Books, Wilmington, Delaware: 2004), pp. 81-85