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Marguerite Poland

About 
Marguerite Poland has successfully and eloquently mastered writing for both children and adults. Her landmark 1979 book  The Mantis And The Moon  is credited with establishing a market for indigenous children’s books in English in South Africa. Poetic, sensitively-layered and lucid, Poland’s novels for adults have won several prestigious awards. A meticulous researcher, she has also written a number of academic papers and reports.
 
Fluent in Xhosa and isiZulu, much of Poland’s work reflects her interest in African culture with some of her childrens stories in particular inspired by African oral traditions. Her keen understanding and appreciation of the South African landscape, its fauna and flora, as well as its peoples, is colourfully evident in her writing.
 
Married with two daughters, Marguerite Poland spends her time between Grahamstown and Durban.

Titles by this author

All my life I have been 'taken captive by birds'. Their doings are the thread that runs...

Against a backdrop of drought, the rinderpest pandemic, the South African War, the burgeoning...

On the night that Walter Brownley had arrived to take up his position at a remote mission, set...

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Vuurtoringwagter Hannes Harker word met sy vrou na ’n afgeleё eiland verplaas. Hy ontdek...

When lighthouse keeper Hannes Harker is posted to a remote island...

When lighthouse keeper Hannes Harker is posted to a remote island...

A unique publication that contributes to the recording and understanding of a significant aspect...

In the Eastern Cape, Stephen (Malusi) Mzamane, a young Anglican priest, must journey to his...
In the Eastern Cape, Stephen (Malusi) Mzamane, a young Anglican priest, must journey to his...