Hertzog Prize for Prose (1992)
WA Hofmeyr Prize (1992)
A welcome reissue of an award-winning novel. Set in a small village, in the first half of the 20th century, and narrated by an old woman looking back on her life as a nurse companion, especially of dying, elderly people. Even, in the end, of Abjater, a local farmer now helpless but who seemed like a golden boy when she was young.
Wilma Stockenström is one of the most important authors in Afrikaans. She has published 5 novels, 7 collections of poems and one drama. She received the Hertzog...