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Reisiger | Autobiography: Literary

Elsa Joubert

Louis Hiemstra Prize for Non-fiction (2011)
University of Johannesburg Literary Prize (2010)
Recht Malan Prize for English or Afrikaans Non-fiction (2010)

The second volume of the life story of one of the most celebrated authors in Afrikaans who travelled extensively in Africa, from the springs of the Nile in Uganda, through the Sudan, to Cairo, as well as to Mozambique, Mauritius, Réunion, Madagascar, Angola, and Indonesia.

This is, however, not an autobiographical travelogue. It is, rather, a memoir in the form of a novel, a reportage of self-development and self-discovery, a journey in spirit, a movingly honest, heart-felt, sometimes almost furious piece of writing that gives one glimpses into Joubert's development as a writer and makes you want to read her other books all over again.

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Reisiger | Autobiography: Literary

Author: Elsa Joubert
Category: Autobiography: Literary
ISBN: 9780624048121
Date Released: 10 October 2009
Price (incl. VAT): R 445.00
Format: Hard cover, 424pp

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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...