Francois Smith,  lecturer in the department Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French (UFS) and   Anton Roodt, research fellow and former student  of the department, were both nominated for  the kykNET-Rapport book prize as well as the Jan Rabie-Rapport book prize. Both books, ‘Weerlose meganika’ and ‘Die kleinste ramp denkbaar’ were published by Tafelberg publishers. The students in the structured MA program for creative writing in Afrikaans (UFS) are in very good hands.
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Book Launch

During 2020, the course in Creative Writing at the Departement of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French (UFS) produced three book publications, namely Weerlose meganika written by the well-known architect, Anton Roodt; Die kleinste ramp denkbaar by Francois Smith; and Luistervink, by Madrė Marais.

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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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