Book Reviews & Essays on Literature

Oulap Se Blou (Penny’s Worth of Blue), by Chris Barnard

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Oulap Se Blou, by Chris Barnard

Chris Barnard (born 15 July 1939) was a multi-award-winning South African and Afrikaans author and playwright who was one of the “Sestigers”. The Sestigers (Sixtiers), also known as the Beweging van Sestig (the Movement of Sixty), was a group of influential Afrikaans-language writers in the 1960s, started by André Brink and Breyten Breytenbach. They introduced new, radical subjects like atheism, sex, art for the sake of revolution, and anti-Apartheid ideas to South African literature, and their declared aim was “to broaden the rather too parochial limits of Afrikaner fiction.” (Continue reading…)

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