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Marlene van Niekerk

Biography

Marlene Van Niekerk was born on a farm near Caledon, South Africa in 1954. She studied languages and philosophy at Stellenbosch University and obtained a M.A. She initially wrote plays at university and then went to Germany to learn directing. She took a Ph. D. in philosophy from the University of Amsterdam. She has since taught at various South African universities. She has written four plays (unpublished), poetry, stories and novels.

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Interview
PEN 2010: Toni Morrison and Marlene Van Niekerk in Conversation with K. Anthony Appiah

Bibliography

1977 Sprokkelster (poetry)
1983 Groenstaar (poetry)
1992 Die vrou wat haar verkyker vergeet het (stories)
1994 Triomf (Triomf) (novel)
2004 Agaat (UK: The Way of the Women; US, SA: Agaat) (novel)
2006 Memorandum: ‘n Verhaal met Prente (Memorandum) (novel)
2010 Die Sneeuslaper (stories)
2013 Kaar (poetry)