Verstevlei | General Fiction
Human & Rousseau
Winner of the third prize in NB Publisher’s 2012 novel competition, Verstevlei tells the story of outsider Renier Proot’s two lives. He travels down from Vereeniging to the Cape, works on a farm for a while and falls in love with a woman.
His wanderings and observations of the South African landscape and its people become a quest for identity. Told with humour and a wonderful, fine irony.