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Johnita le Roux

Johnita le Roux

Author of novels

Johnita le Roux was born as as Johnita Louw on 5 Februarie 1952 at Vlottenburg, near Stellenbosch. She grew up in Bonnievale, matriculated in Cape Town and studied at Stellenbosch University, where she obtained a BA in Afrikaans and Dutch Literature with a bursary for further studies (1972; BA Honors 1973).
She worked as a journalist for Die Burger for three years. In 1976 she married Koos le Roux and they had three children, Aliza, Janci Anien and Stephan Jakobus.
1977 - 1990: Johnita worked as translator, joined Die Stellenberger as editor, reporter and photographer for five years. She also learned to paint with oil and sold several paintings at exhibitions. Later she illustrated the bookcover of Die dagst êrwals.
1999 - 2003: gave reading and writing lessons to two grown up housemaids.
Johnita is now a freelance writer (sketches for radio programmes and short stories) and a translator.

ATKV-Prosaprys 1994 for Die dagst êrwals
Naaswenner Sanlam/Insig/Kwela/RSG prosa competition 2003 for Een vir die wolfskof


Die dagst êrwals, Human & Rousseau, 1994
Kus van die winterskerpioen, Human & Rousseau, 1998
Een vir die wolfskof, 2004 LAPA

De Vries, Anke: Belledonne kamer 16 (from English), Tafelberg, 1978
Larssen, Gien: Nogeens vrou (from Dutch). NG Kerk-Uitgewers
Lee, Peter, Greg Scharf en Robert Willcox: Brood vir die lewe (from English), NG Kerk-Uitgewers Montgomery, RM: Avonture onder die see (from English), Tafelberg

Photo by Naomi Bruwer, found at Litnet.co.za

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