PLACE OF SLAUGHTER and other stories, translated by Gerrit Olivier

: Prinsloo (K.)

R 335.00
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238pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2022


A new translation of the stories of Koos Prinsloo. Includes the collection Slagplaas (1992), and stories from the collections Jong Man's Kas (1982), Die Hemel Help Ons (1987) and Weifeling (1993).

Koos Prinsloo was born in Kenya in 1957 and came to South Africa as a boy with his family. He worked as a journalist for several newspapers in Johannesburg. He died of HIV-related causes in 1994.

Gerrit Olivier has been Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of the Witwatersrand since 1989. He was Dean of the Faculty of Arts for ten years and currently teaches in the Department of Creative Writing. His book Aantekeninge by Koos Prinsloo (2008) is a study of Prinsloo’s short stories.