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Melk (2de uitgawe) | Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies

Elsa Joubert

Presented here is her first collection of short stories: impressions collected over many African journeys that developed, after almost a decade of rumination, into these revealing and disturbing renditions. In these ten tales, each one unforgettable and unique, Africa is broken open for us like bread. Here it is expressed like seldom before – the violence and beauty of Africa we are only getting to know now. Africa speaks here in a tongue that no-one can deny – in Afrikaans.

Melk is actuality prose of the highest order. It compels one as reader to re-evaluate one’s stance and assumptions vis-à-vis our continent, always in the innermost human terms. It is a contemporary literary work of which may be said with the fullest confidence that it will endure far beyond these times.

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Melk (2de uitgawe) | Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies


Author: Elsa Joubert
Category: Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ISBN: 9780624051688
Date Released: 14 January 2011
Price (incl. VAT): R 185.00
Format: Softcover, 136pp

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Elsa Joubert


Elsabé (Elsa) Antoinette Murray Joubert was born on October 19, 1922 in Paarl in the Western Cape. She finished school in 1939 at La Rochelle Girls' High in...