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Communicating with Agaat

Nicole Devarenne: South African women speak out, 4 August 2005

by Marlene vanNiekerk.
Tafelberg, 718 pp., R 250, August 2004, 0 624 04206 5
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A Change of Tongue 
by Antjie Krog.
Random House (South Africa), 376 pp., R 182.95, September 2003, 0 9584468 4 9
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Die Onsigbares 
by E.K.M. Dido.
Kwela, 223 pp., R 110, August 2003, 0 7957 0158 6
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... Ten years ago, Marlene vanNiekerk published a novel that broke radically with the tradition of Afrikaans writing. Triomf, a grotesque family drama set in a poor white Afrikaner community, part Freudian romance, part political satire, was written in a slangy, polluted Afrikaans intended to infuriate linguistic purists ...

Hands Full of Rose Thorns and Fridge Oil

Elizabeth Lowry: ‘Triomf’, 20 January 2000

by Marlene vanNiekerk, translated by Leon de Kock.
Little, Brown, 444 pp., £16.99, November 1999, 0 316 85202 3
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... the armblanke and bywoner class, but nobody outside the Afrikaans-speaking world reads Jochem van Bruggen, D.F. Malherbe or C.M. van den Heever today. Marlene vanNiekerk’s Triomf is unusual in being a major new Afrikaans book about the ...

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