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Herman Lategan

Herman Lategan's relationship with Afrikaans is not unlike a love affair: tempestuous, exuberant, wild, tender. This collection of stories and ideas from the pen of the ever-popular author of the Woorde wat wip column, which appears bi-weekly in Rapport, will bring a smile to the face of even the most humourless reader.
Date Published :
January 2019
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Language:
AFR
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781776091591
Pages : 216
Dimensions : 9.2 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Herman Lategan’s relationship with Afrikaans is not unlike a love affair: tempestuous, exuberant, wild, tender. This collection of stories and ideas from the pen of the ever-popular author of the Woorde wat wip column, which appears bi-weekly in Rapport, will bring a smile to the face of even the most humourless reader. In this book, the reader gains insight into the way narratives might develop around words, with Lategan choosing words and then building stories around them. The content is set out as a type of abecedarium, often with words that are not in everyday use, or that are in danger of falling into disuse. The stories range in subject – some are about loss, longing and pathos; others are frivolous or even catty, and Lategan is not afraid to deliver (often biting) social commentary. Ever wondered what huilboerboom, meelwurms, kofia, ietsjoebeentjie, sandkombers or kamdebooharpuisbos are? Here, these words, any many more, are the spindle around which wonderful stories are woven. This book is ideal for dipping into whenever you sit down to read.

About The Author
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Herman Lategan Is A Native Of Cape Town. He Empathises With The Displaced, Outsiders And Dissidents. He Is A Prize-Winning Author-Journalist Who Has Been Published Internationally. His First Collection Of Columns And Articles, Binnekring Van Spookasems, Received Outstanding Reviews. His Other Published Works Include Poems In New Contrast, As Well As Short Stories In, Among Other Collections, Bloots And Skrik Op Die Lyf.

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