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Etienne van Heerden

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Etienne van Heerden

Etienne van Heerden's books have been published in twelve languages. He studied law, qualified as an attorney and later moved to writing and teaching. He is professor in the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cape Town and the founder-editor of www.litnet.co.za, the largest online multilingual cultural community in South Africa. His books include Ancestral Voices, Leap Year, Kikuyu, Mad Dog and Other Stories, and Casspirs and Camparis. He was a member of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program in the nineties.  

Articles by Etienne van Heerden

Landscape image of Karoo, Beaufort West, South Africa
Photo by Juanita Swart on Unsplash
Poison Karoo
By Etienne van Heerden
Horrified by plans for hydrofracking in his native Karoo region of South Africa, an old man returns to investigate in this excerpt from Etienne van Heerden's novel.
Translated from Afrikaans by Isobel Dixon
from “Thirty Nights in Amsterdam”
By Etienne van Heerden
“A bicycle, a bike,” I nag at MaOlivier, and she has to phone around, first my old Snoozebrother on the farm, then the husband of my old Pretoria sister.
Translated from Afrikaans by Michiel Heyns
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