Marlene van Niekerk is a respected writer from South Africa, who writes in the Afrikaner language, one of the official languages in this country. I was very impressed by her novel Agaat, a story of two women, bound together from different backgrounds and different positions in life.“Die vrou wat haar verkyker vergeet het” (“The woman … Continue reading review DIE VROU WAT HAAR VERKYKER VERGEET HET


When I read the name of Marlene van Niekerk, the South African writer, I think at once about that great novel ‘Agaat’. This novel ‘Memorandum’ is of a completely different character. Right away she threw me into the deep side with ‘Memorandum 3’. Where are number 1 and number 2? When I flipped through the … Continue reading review MEMORANDUM

Marlene van Niekerk sê ons moet terug na die klein dinge

She tells us we have to return to the small, little things. The novelist and poet Marlene van Niekerk has presented us with two new collections of poetry. I have not read poetry by van Niekerk, though a read a beautiful novel by her. In this article you will be guided into her poetry. Topics … Continue reading Marlene van Niekerk sê ons moet terug na die klein dinge

man booker: the finalist speak

Here is your chance to get introduced to all the writers on the shortlist of the Man Booker International prize 2015. They describe their work, their literary heroes. Four of them come from Africa.

the man booker international prize 2015

The Man Booker International Prize 2015 has made known the list of nominees for the 2015 prize. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2005. The award is given for the oeuvre of a writer who writes in English or whose works have been translated into English.  The winner gets a trophy and £60.000. … Continue reading the man booker international prize 2015

man booker international prize

We have to wait for May 19, 2015 for the final results, but the shortlist for prestigious Man Booker Prize has been announced. Four writers from the African continent are on the list. Have a look at the article here and you will find out the names.