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"The greatest Afrikaner poet of his generation."—The New Yorker

Reminiscent of Julio Cortázar's Cronopios and Famas, this searing collection of lyrical and often nightmarish prose pieces is inventive in both language and vision. At once vulnerable, playful, heart-wrenching, and melancholy, these dreamscapes shed light on the human condition, exile, and death. A feast for th
Paperback, 180 pages
Published June 11th 2013 by Archipelago Books (first published January 10th 2012)
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He studied fine arts at the University of Cape Town and became a committed opponent of the policy of apartheid. He left South Africa for Paris in the early 1960s. When he married a French woman of Vietnamese ancestry, he was not allowed to return: The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act (1949) and The Immorality Act (1950) made it a criminal offence for a white person to have any sexual relations w ...more

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