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Schoeman, Karel

Entry updated 13 September 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1939-2017) South African author who wrote primarily in Afrikaans. Of his many novels, Na die Geliefde Land (1972; trans Marion V Friedman as Promised Land 1978), which was filmed as Promised Land (2003), is of sf interest for its portrait of a Near Future South Africa stultified by the consequences of apartheid, and in which, after they have lost power, whites live marginalized existences. [JC]

Karel Schoeman

born Trompsburg, South Africa: 26 October 1939

died Bloemfontein, South Africa: 1 May 2017

works (highly selected)

  • Na die Geliefde Land (Cape Town, South Africa: Human and Rousseau, 1972) [hb/]
    • Promised Land (London: Julian Friedmann Publishers, 1978) [trans by Marion V Friedman of the above: hb/]


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