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The lucerne fields of Kikuyu. Olive Schreiner lies buried on the mountains to the right. With novelist André P Brink at the Victoria Falls Conference with the then still banned ANC, Zimbabwe, 1989. We had to slip out of the country secretly for this safari.

With fellow Afrikaans writers and academics Hein Willemse, Vernie February, Neville Alexander and Larry Pokpas at the historic Language and Identity conference, Leiden, Netherlands, 1992. This conference renewed cultural contacts after the cultural boycott of the eighties.

With Nigerian author Kole Omotosho in Harare, 1998.

My wife, Kaia (far right) and I, with South African singer Koos Kombuis and cabaret diva Amanda Strydom, at the Klein Karoo Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn, 1999.

My wife, Kaia, and I with Judge Wilfred Cooper, who was the advocate of Dimitrios Tsafendas, the man who assassinated Dr HF Verwoerd (“the architect of Apartheid”). At the launch of Casspirs and Campari's at the Cape Town Waterfront, 1988.

With Dutch poet Alfred Schaffer in Vienna during the Literature and Migration conference in December 2002, hosted by the University of Vienna. Alfred was a post-doctoral researcher in my Department at the university.

With Zimbabwean poet Chirikure Chirikure, his wife, Niji Osundare, a Nigerian poet, and Nigerian novelist Festus Iyayi, Harare, 1998.

At the Remembering the Future conference at the House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany, 1996.

With Zimbabwean poet Chirikure Chirikure and Nigerian novelist Festus Iayi, Iowa City, 1993.

With Iranian writer Kader Abdolah during the Winternachten (Winter Nights) festival, The Hague, 2002.

With my wife, Kaia, at Lake Zurich, Switzerland.

In Namibia.

With Johnny Theunissen, the “mayor” of Matjiesfontein, which features in In stede van die liefde.


In front of the Olive Schreiner Museum, Cradock, with historian Paul Murray, who assists me with research for my novels.

With my best friend, Abel.

On the set of the local soapie 7de laan during the TV launch of 30 Nagte in Amsterdam.

With Dutch journalist and philosopher Michael Zeeman, The Hague, Netherlands.

Sunrise in the Karoo.

Sunrise in the hills behind Prince Albert in the Karoo. Yearsonend, the village in The Long Silence of Mario Salviati, is of a similar nature.

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