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Klassiek reeks: ’n Ander land | General Fiction

Karel Schoeman

Human & Rousseau

Old Mutual Prize (1984)
WA Hofmeyr Prize (1985)
Hertzog Prize for Prose (1986)
Helgaard Steyn Prize (1988)


A reissue of an Afrikaans masterpiece that received several awards and was translated into several languages. It was favourably compared by some reviewers to Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain.

Schoeman’s novel is set at the end of the nineteenth century. Versluis, a middle-aged visitor from the Netherlands, comes to Bloemfontein for his health – he hopes to recover from TB. In his awkward attempts to try to come to grips with this strange country, he eventually gains a new understanding of life. And he prepares for man’s inevitable destiny: death – “another country”.

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Klassiek reeks: ’n Ander land | General Fiction


Author: Karel Schoeman
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780798145114
Date Released: 05 April 2006
Price (incl. VAT): R 310.00
Format: Softcover, 416 pp

About this author

Karel Schoeman


Karel Schoeman was born on 26 October 1939 in Trompsburg in the Free State. He matriculated in 1956 at Paarl Boys' High School. In 1959 he obtains a BA degree...

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