1897J.P. FitzpatrickOutspan 27You can’t imagine — my surprise when I found that my naked white Kaffir sailor-friend, Sebougwaan, was the man of the hour.
1903E.F. KnightS. Afr. after War 154They dub the British who adopt the local custom ‘white Kaffirs’.
1908D. BlackburnLeaven 38‘He educated a kafir girl and married her. That’s the result.’ Betts indicated the huts...‘He’s a white kafir now, with plenty of time on his hands for educating his nigger family.’
1926S.G. MillinS. Africans 209 (Swart)In the old days men, thrusting their ancestry, their traditions..completely behind them, became what people sometimes call in South Africa ‘white Kaffirs’.
1949C. BullockRina 91Sailors who were shipwrecked or had deserted from their ships had sometimes sought refuge in African kraals and become ‘white kaffirs’.
1955W. IllsleyWagon on Fire 88If he appeared familiar and friendly with the Africans, the white people dubbed him a white kaffir, a destroyer of white prestige, and ostracized him from their social life.
1974D. RookeMargaretha de la Porte 212‘You white kaffir’, I said in his ear. ‘I’m sure you are the one who gave her too much to drink.’
1976S. CloeteChetoko 150Trelawney’s his name..and he’s a white Kaffir...He’s gone native.
1990New African 18 June 7About 10 white rightwing men..yelled out ‘white kaffir’ to white members of the march.
1966L.G. BergerWhere’s Madam 164He and his charwoman wife had between them bred three ‘white Kaffirs’ — albino natives with white hair, pink eyes, white freckled skin, yet unmistakable native features.
1974Informant, GrahamstownLook at that — a white kaffir — an albino.
1980C. HopeA Separate Development (1983) 93Lets just say I’m some kind of kaffir, and leave it at that...Skin’s the problem. Say a white kaffir, then.
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