Forthcoming in August 2012: Haai Karoo

Haai Karoo (Tafelberg Publishers) is an Afrikaans collection of short stories set in the Karoo. It will be launched at the 2012 Schreiner Literary Festival in Cradock (for further info, contact Lisa Antrobus Ker at The stories were previously published in earlier Van Heerden volumes and one of the texts, “Die gas in Rondawel Wilhelmina” was at the time published by the Dutch Anti-Apartheid organisation Kairos. “Haai” means “bleak”, “barren” and “inhospitable”. Most of these stories were published in French, Hebrew, Dutch and other languages.