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Philip de Vos

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Philip de Vos is a well-known, well-loved and award-winning author of many books such as Moenie 'n mielie kielie nie, Vincent van Gogga, Die Dêng van Gauteng, Karnaval van die diere, Die spree met foete, Kat se blad and Mallemeuleman among others.

He is also an acclaimed photographer and has portrayed more than sixty characters in operas for CAPAB, PACOFS and NAPAC.

Philip also does rhyming translations for children's books and has written the lyrics for several animation programmes for the SABC. Ten local composers have set his poems to music and he and Albie Louw have performed his work at more than 500 schools, universities and local arts festivals. Many of his poems have also been set on tape and CD.
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