André Brink

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  • Susan Kossew (Monash University)

André Philippus Brink is one of South Africa’s most distinguished and prolific writers of Afrikaner origin who has achieved an international reputation for his novels. He has published 21 novels in Afrikaans and English since the early 1960s and these have been translated into over 30 different languages, attesting to the popularity of his work throughout the world. In addition to his novels, he has published three collections of essays on literature (including Mapmakers: Writing in a State of Siege (1983), Reinventing a Continent: Writing and Politics in South Africa (1996) and The Novel: Language and Narrative from Cervantes to Calvino (1998); has co-edited a literary anthology with …

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Kossew, Susan. "André Brink". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 February 2005
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