the reluctant writer

The South African Michiel Heyns is a writer, but also a translator. He translated the book ‘Agaat’ by Marlene van Niekerk into English. This is the very book I am reading at the moment. It must have been an enormous task to translate this book. 

Michiel Heyns talks about his way of writing, the hard times and the lucky times in a secluded castle in Italy. 

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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