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'n Wonderlike geweld | General Fiction

Elsa Joubert

The first volume of the autobiography of one of the most celebrated authors in Afrikaans. The book covers the first 25 years of Joubert’s life, from her childhood in Paarl, her student years in Stellenbosch and Cape Town, first teaching posts and introduction to journalism. It is an autobiography that portrays in vivid detail a key era in the history of the country as well as the making of an author. Joubert does not try to avoid controversy, and touches for instance on her involvement with the Ossewabrandwag. The most important image, though, is that of the writer who experienced the lure of words virtually her whole life, and who tried to find her own voice in the tumultuous time after World War II.

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'n Wonderlike geweld | General Fiction


Author: Elsa Joubert
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780624042891
Date Released: 05 November 2001
Price (incl. VAT): R 450.00
Format: Hard Cover + dust jacket, 404 pp

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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...