Amos Van der Merwe always has such interesting posts. I wanted to share this one with you today about Andre P. Brink, whom Amos calls “a literary giant”. If he isn’t someone whose work you’re familiar with, maybe this is a good time to change that. Enjoy my Sunday reblog!
Andre P Brink (29 May 1935 – 6 February 2015)
Andre P Brink did a lot of things in his life. Honoured in so many ways, respected for his work and revered for his phenomenal intellect, the country lost an irreplaceable literary giant in the past few days.
He showed the world that not all Afrikaners dress in khaki, while clutching antiquated Mausers and shouting abuse at those of a darker skin colour. He wrote about inequality in South Africa even before all Americans had the right to vote. His books often reflected his observations at the time of writing, which in the end, says a lot about the evolution of society in Southern Africa.
His early works targeted the conservative approach prevalent in government circles at the time. He despised Apartheid and made…
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