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Marié Malherbe

Marie Malherbe
1898 - 1983

Author of youth and children's books, historical books, short stories, travelogues and translations

Marié Malherbe, née Leliveld, was born on 18 October 1898 in Hoopstad, Orange Free State.
She attended school at the Oranje Meisieskool in Bloemfontein. She started her studies in 1917 at Stellenbosch University, then Victoria college (B.A. 1919) and took part in the plays offered by the university's Debatsvereniging.
Her Innis series (adventure stories from a girls boarding school) were very popular in the fifties and sixties of the last century. She translated several books, including Pinocchio, into Afrikaans, and was also known for her radio programmes.

Marié Malherbe was an honorary member of the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. She was married to Fransie Malherbe, Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch University and is the mother of Fana Malherbe.

List of works:
1939: Kringe (compilation of stories)
1939: Geskiedenis van die Hugenote aan die Kaap
1940: Kringe (Short Stories)
Die Veldmannetjies (Children's book)
1955: Die Wonder Bly
1958: Dikjandoeriedaai
Land van kokanje (travels in Spain)
1959 - 1961: Legendes van die Rynland - five volumes
1960: Land van die Toe en Tans (travels in Scandinavia)
1964: Innis-reeks - six volumes
1970: Waai, waai, waai
       Langlat en Rolpot
       Die Ontevrede boom

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