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Equatoria vertel die verhaal van Willis Reed, 'n Britse dierkundige wat aan Oxford 'n fassinasie met die okapi ontwikkel, daardie sku dier van Afrika se reënwoude. Dit is die jaar 1912 en die okapi, wat maar 'n dekade tevore ontdek is, trek hom met dieselfde aantrekkingskrag wat eenhorings vroeër op jagters en prinse uitgeoefen het. Saam met sy vriend, Guy Nichols, 'n inse ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 2006 by Tafelberg
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I have not read the English translation, but the Afrikaans original. It is an excellent novel - all the details, symbolism, motifs, etc are carefully woven into a rich tapestry of post-colonial writing. The link between the elusive unicorn and the very real yet equally elusive okapi is moving and poignant. The main character is an observer, which brings a certain stillness and depth to the novel. Very highly recommended.
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Tom Dreyer is the author of the novels Erdvarkfontein, Stinkafrikaners and Equatoria, as well as short stories and poetry. Stinkafrikaners was awarded the Eugène Marais Prize in 2001. Tom holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town and is a fellow of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

His fourth novel, The Long Wave, appeared at Penguin Random House in 201
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