van Heerden, Etienne

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VAN HEERDEN, Etienne. South African, b. 1954. Genres: Novels, Children's fiction, Poetry. Career: Worked as dog handler, deputy sheriff, lecturer in legal practice at Peninsula Technikon, attorney, and copywriter and director of client services for an advertising agency. University of Zulu- land, Natal, South Africa, lecturer in Afrikaans literature, 1985-87; Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, currently associate professor; guest lecturer at universities in the US and Europe. Became Attorney of the Supreme Court of South Africa, 1984. Publications: Matoli (children's novel), 1978; Obiter dictum (poems), 1981; My Kubaan (stories; title means: My Cuban), 1983; Om te awol (novel; title means: To Go AWOL), 1984; Toorberg (novel; title means: Mountain of Enchantment), 1986, trans. by M. Hacksley as Ancestral Voices, 1992; Die laaste kreef (poems; title means: The Last Cancer/Crab), 1987; Liegfabriek (stories; title means: The Factory of Lies), 1988; Casspirs en campari's: 'n historiese entertainment (novel), 1991, trans. by C. Knox as Casspirs and Camparis, 1993; Mad Dog and Other Stories, trans. by Knox, 1992; Die stoetmeester (novel; title means: The Master of the Procession), 1993. Work represented in anthologies. Address: Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, University of Rhodes, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, Republic of South Africa.

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