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The Keeper of the Kumm | Biography

Sylvia Vollenhoven

Too much of South Africa’s history has been lost and suppressed, leaving a void for many South Africans. Sylvia Vollenhoven brings together her life and that of a long-ago ancestor, //Kabbo, a respected Khoisan storyteller. She writes of her experience as being “too black” for her coloured schoolmates, working as one of the early female journalists in the misogynistic environment of the 70s, and of the constant impact on her life of her background – including her ancestors.

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The Keeper of the Kumm | Biography


Author: Sylvia Vollenhoven
Category: Biography
ISBN: 9780624063087
Date Released: 20 June 2016
Price (incl. VAT): R 250.00
Format: Soft cover, 298pp

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Sylvia Vollenhoven


Sylvia Vollenhoven is a journalist, filmmaker, playwright and author who works both locally (frequently in producing documentary films for the SABC) and...