Review of The Purple Violet of Oshaantu- by Erika von Wietersheim

The Purple Violet of Oshaantu
Neshani Andreas
159pp
ISBN 1 77922 035 9

A passion for writing
Oct 2004


Reviewer: Erika von Wietersheim

“Writing is a lonely business”, says Neshani Andreas, one of Namibia’s most successful but unsung authors. “You write alone, and you never know if anybody will ever read what you write.“ But Andreas remains passionate about the written word. “I could never stop writing. It is with me every day, I never forget it. I edit in my mind whatever I hear or read. I pick up what people say, how they say it, I pick up words, expressions ... ”

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Review of The Purple Violet of Oshaantu- Jane Katjavivi

The Purple Violet of Oshaantu
Neshani Andreas
159pp
ISBN 1 77922 035 9

Amended review from Sister Namibia, 14
Jan-Feb 2002

Reviewer: Jane Katjavivi


The Purple Violet of Oshaantu
was first published by the Heinemann African Writers Series and subsequently by Weaver Press, Harare. This review was first published in Sister Namibia, Windhoek, and we are pleased to carry a slightly amended version here.

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