A hundred years ago, a small settlement sprang up in theNorthern Cape. A rich diversity of people moved in, as the children were born, Vatmaar became a village. A. H. M. Scholtz tells of Oom Chai, who in turn tells of a Vuurmaak, who in turn introduces someone else. Thus a chain of stories is created interlinking the fates of unforgettable characters like Lance-Corporal George Lewis and his Tswana wife, Rush, Sis Bet, Old Chetty, Hendruk, January, Tant Vonnie and her daughters as they recount tales of the Anglo-Boer War, the diamond diggings, court cases and stokvels: the tricksters and the tricked, marriages and funerals, love and betrayal. A Place Called Vatmaar is a panoramic novel: compelling, wise and humane.
With his debut novel published at the age of 72, A.H.M. Scholtz has astounded his readers. He was born in 1923. He left the Beaconsfield Coloured School after standard five and became an apprentice cabinet-maker, before fighting in the Second World War "so my famly could eat". After the war he came home and started a family with his wife Gazina, the mother of their twelve children.Language Notes :
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Afrikaans
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Description du livre NB Publishers, 2010. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110795701047
Description du livre Kwela Books, 2001. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0795701047