is a poet, translator, publisher, producer and director of InZync Poetry, an organisation committed to the expansion of multi-language poetry platforms in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. He is working at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane on a thesis about spoken word as a way to promote tolerance in socio-ecological systems. His debut poetry collection Asof geen berge ooit hier gewoon het nie (2018) has been awarded with the prestigious Ingrid Jonker Prize 2019. This yearly South African prize is awarded alternatively to an Afrikaans or English poet who has published a first volume in the previous two years.(WU 2019)
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Opening Week van de Afrikaanse Roman
With: Abdelkader Benali, Deniel Barry, Eben Venter, Frazer Barry, Karin Brynard, Pieter Odendaal, Riana Scheepers, Valda Jansen
Writers Unlimited opened Friday 20 September the fourth Week van de Afrikaanse roman (Week of the Afrikaans novel) with a festive evening about contemporary Afrikaans literature, language, arts and music. In Studio B of the Centrale Bibliotheek in The Hague we welcomed our audience to conversations with and performances by no less then seven authors and musicians from South Africa. Writer Abdelkader Benali spoke with them to cast light on several aspects of the Afrikaans literature.
With musicians Frazer en Deniel Barry (Tribal Echo, Krotoa), journalist and writer of literary thrillers Karin Brynard (Plaasmoord, Onse vaders), poet and translator Pieter Odendaal (Asof geen berge ooit hier gewoon het nie), authors Eben Venter (Foxtrot van die vleiseters, Ek stamel, ek sterwe) and Riana Scheepers (Stormkind), and journalist, poet and writer Valda Jansen (Monitor, Hy kom met die skoenlappers)! Multi-language programme: English, Afrikaans and Dutch.
This programme was curated by Writers Unlimited in collaboration with the Week of the Afrikaans novel. The Week's fourth edition took place from Friday 20 up to and including Sunday 29 September 2019 in The Netherlands and Flanders, promoting Afrikaans literature in Dutch translation. Find the full programme on the website of the Week van de Afrikaanse roman.
Venue: Centrale Bibliotheek - Studio B, Spui 68 Den Haag.
On site books sale by De Vries Van Stockum Boekverkopers.