karel schoeman reageer op die fak se np

I have one of his books on my shelves, but I have not read this book. The writer I am talking about is Karel Schoeman (1939) from South Africa. He studied linguistics and he studied at a Roman Catholic seminary, later he travelled to Ireland to join the order of the Franciscans (long before the present pope took the name of the old Italian). In the end he did not enter the order, but returned to South Africa to study to be a librarian. He did some work in Amsterdam and Glasgow and came back to South Africa again. 

In the meantime he wrote many books, and many of his books have been translated, into English, into Dutch, into German, into French.

Now Schoeman has been honoured with the “N.P. van Wyk Louw-eerbewys vir die bevordering van die Afrikaanse taal, kultuur en geskiedenis”. In honour of his achievements for the Afrikaner language, culture and history. 



Published by


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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s