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Johann Nell

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Johann Nell was born in the Boland and grows up in Oudtshoorn. He studied at Stellenbosch and qualified as a teacher. He obtained a master's degree in Afrikaans literature from the University of the Free State. He then became an Afrikaans teacher for a while.

Johann and his family have been living in Bloemfontein for the past 25 years, where he is currently employed in the pharmaceutical industry. He loves music (he is a capable church organist), can cook, and loves holidays at the sea and in the Kruger Park. Johann and his family regularly travel to Europe where they explore new territories and discover different cultures.

Sondag op ’n voëlplaas
('Sunday on a bird farm') is his debut novel. It tells the story of an ostrich farm in the Cango Valley, close to the Cango Caves, near Johann's beloved Oudtshoorn.

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