The new novel by Francois Smith (lecturer, Afrikaans literature, UFS) “Die kleinste ramp denkbaar” was recently published and is currently available in all book shops. Prof Louise Viljoen regards this book in a review as being one of the literary highlights of 2020. Read some of the reviews and interviews by clicking on the links below.

Interview for Litnet:

Review by Joan Hambidge:

Interview for Rapport:

Short video clip:

Jerzy Koch

Afrikaans poetry by research fellow, Prof Jerzy Koch

The book of poetry Pleks van Plaas, by Jerzy Koch, was published recently. He is head of the Section for Dutch and South African studies at the Adam Mickiewicz university in Poland, he lectures Dutch literature, colonial literature and Afrikaans. He also acts as translator for various Afrikaans writers. He spoke to Willem de Vries about his latest publication. Click here to read the interview.


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