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Bidsprinkaan | General Fiction

André P. Brink

Human & Rousseau

University of Johannesburg Prize for Creative Writing (2006)
M-Net Prize (2006)


The novel is based on the life of a historical character, Kupido Kakkerlak (c. 1760 – c. 1825). The ancient African world of magic and dreams characterise the novel. Kupido was not born. An eagle brought him and a praying mantis made an appearance; the latter a good sign from the gods. In his youth he was a notorious man, but under the influence of the missionary Dr van der Kemp, he became the first Khoi to be ordained as a missionary at the Cape of Good Hope, whereafter he passionately turned against the world of Heitsi-Eibib. Comedy and tragedy are intimately intertwined. Undoubtedly, a highlight of Brink’s work.

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Bidsprinkaan | General Fiction


Author: André P. Brink
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780798146517
Date Released: 01 November 2005
Price (incl. VAT): R 335.00
Format: Softcover, 256 pp

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André P. Brink


André Philippus Brink (29 May 1935 - 6 February 2015) was born in Vrede in the Free State. He matriculated in 1952 at the Lydenburg High School and studied BA...

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