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Sirkusboere | Historical & Mythological Fiction

Sonja Loots


Wiinner of the Eugène Marais Prize 2012
Shortlisted for UJ Prize for Creative Writing in Afrikaans 2011

Sonja Loots’s novel tells the tale of how former Boer fighters participated in Fillis’s circus – on the one hand the story of a people who turned their worst trauma into a circus, on the other hand the story of someone who knew how to exploit the human appetite for spectacular violence.

With much originality she develops this material to deliver not only a gripping historical novel, but also a commentary on current life in South Africa.

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Sirkusboere | Historical & Mythological Fiction

Author: Sonja Loots
Category: Historical & Mythological Fiction
ISBN: 9780624053354
Date Released: 15 October 2011
Price (incl. VAT): R 275.00
Format: Softcover, 264pp

About this author

Sonja Loots

Sonja Loots studied Afrikaans and Nederlands at the universities of Stellenbosch (BA) and Rhodes (BA Hons, MA).  Sonja has held teaching posts at Rhodes...