253pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020
The sequel to Die Vertes In, and the second part in a planned trilogy that revolves around the character of Siegfried Block, a former soldier seconded to the Kaiserliche Landespolizei in the Hochnamib in colonial German South-West Africa during the Herero War, which lasted from 1904 to 1907.
"Niks en niemand ontkom aan hierdie waarnemer se genadelose soeklig op die dubbele aard van die mens nie: die weerlose én die brutale. 'n Briljante roman," Jeanette Ferreira, author of Bloedlelie
Zirk van den Berg was born in Walvis Bay and grew up in the Cape. His novel, 'n Ander Mens (2013), was awarded the kykNET- Rapport prize in the film category. The film was released in 2019. In 2020, he was awarded ek wens, ek wens for his novel Ek Wens, Ek Wens. He lives in New Zealand.