About the book:
In a telegram dated 29 April 1963, twenty-nine-year-old Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker thanks André Brink, a young novelist of twenty-seven, for flowers and a letter he sent her. In the more than two hundred letters that followed this telegram, one of South African literature’s most famous love affairs unfolds. Jonker’s final letter to Brink is dated 18 April 1965. She drowned herself in the ocean at Three Anchor Bay three months later.
More than fifty years on, this poignant, often stormy relationship still grips readers’ imaginations.
In December 2014, three months before his death on 6 February 2015, André Brink offered these never-before-seen letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication.
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- Only 1000 numbered copies of the limited edition will be published.
- This edition will be presented in a slipcase with specially commissioned cover artwork by Hanneke Benadé
- The book includes previously unseen photographs from André Brink's private collection, with an extra photo section that does not appear in the standard edition (including unknown, personal photographs of Jonker).
- It also includes a replica of a letter from Ingrid Jonker as an insert in an envelope.
- The letters provide new insights into the minds, writing and love affair of two of South Africa's most famous writers.
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