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30 Nagte in Amsterdam | General Fiction

Etienne van Heerden


Hertzog Prize for Prose (2010)
UJ Prize for the Best Creative Writing in Afrikaans (2009
WA Hofmeyr Prize (2009)
M-Net Prize for the Best Original Novel in Afrikaans (2009)

Etienne van Heerden’s new novel is a tour de force.

Henk Andreas de Melker, lowly museum assistant in a small town in the Eastern Cape, is unexpectedly informed that he is the sole beneficiary of his late, long-lost Aunt Zan’s estate. Her final years were apparently spent in Amsterdam.

Zan was a beautiful but eccentric woman, but she was prone to seizures and extremely unsociable behaviour . . . but her “other life” – her political activism, her acting ability, her involvement in cloak-and-dagger scenarios – was known to very few.

Upon arriving in Amsterdam, Henk soon finds that his own life becomes inextricably bound to that of his late aunt. During the course of thirty nights in Holland’s capital city many secrets are revealed, and Henk returns to South Africa with the knowledge that his life will never be the same again.

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30 Nagte in Amsterdam | General Fiction

Author: Etienne van Heerden
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780624049326
Date Released: 25 June 2008
Price (incl. VAT): R 355.00
Format: Soft cover, 352pp

About this author

Etienne van Heerden

Etienne Roché van Heerden was born in Johannesburg on December 3, 1954. He grew up in the Eastern Cape and Stellenbosch, where he matriculated at Paul Roos...