Brink, André Philippus

About André Philippus Brink

Biography (South African History Online)

Attridge, Derek. "André Brink (1935 - 2015)." Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 50, no. 2, 2015

Burger, Willie. "Reading Can Be Disturbing: A Tribute to André Brink." Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, vol. 52, no. 2, 2015

Pieterse, Henning. "Birthing me: André P. Brink (1935-2015)." Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, vol. 52, no. 2, 2015

Obituary (New York Times)

Obituary (The Guardian)

Obituary (The Guardian)

André P. Brink dies at 79, Obituary by SABC News. YouTube, 7 Feb. 2015

André P. Brink Memorial by the University of Cape Town South Africa. YouTube, 5 Mar. 2015



Otas, Belinda. "A Fork in the Road." New African, vol. 497, 2010



Recuenco Penalver, Maria. "Encounter with André Brink: Looking on . . . Self-Translation." Research in African Literatures, vol. 46, no. 2, 2015

Breysse, Serge. "'More to Write about Than Ever Before': An Interview with André Brink." Sources, no. 13, 2002

Wood, Felicity. "Interview with André Brink (Cape Town, July 1999)." English Academy Review, vol. 18, 2001

Higgins, John. "What You Never Knew You Knew: An Interview with André Brink." Pretexts, vol. 8, no. 1, 1999

Guidotti, Valeria, and Carmen Concilio. "An Interview with André Brink, Milan, 21 April 1997." Routes of the Roots: Geography and Literature in the English-Speaking Countries, Zoppi (ed.), 1998

Kossew, Sue. "Writing in the 'New' South Africa: An Interview with André Brink." Commonwealth Essays and Studies, vol. 18, no. 1, 1995



Ben Driss, Hager. "Nomadic Genres: The Case of the Short Story Cycle." Mosaic, vol. 51, no. 2, 2018

Diala, Isidore, and Hein Willemse. The Politics and New Humanism of André Brink, 2018

Petzold, Jochen. "Chains of Voices: Multiperspectivity and Historical 'Truth' in Three Novels by André Brink." English in Africa, vol. 43, no. 1, 2016

Kearney, John. "The Theme of Freedom in André Brink's Slave Novels." English Africa, vol. 42, no. 3, 2015

Chapman, Michael. "André Brink, Mevrou Sadie and Me: Reflections on and Beyond Contrary: Critical Responses to the Novels of André Brink." English in Africa, vol. 41, no. 1, 2014

Le Sueur, James D. "Albert Camus and the Anticolonials: Why Camus Would Not Play the Zero Sum Game." South Central Review, vol. 31, no. 3, 2014

Jansen, Ena. "Slavery and Its Literary Afterlife in South Africa and on Curacao." Shifting the Compass: Pluricontinental Connections in Dutch Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Dewulf et al. (eds.), 2012

Su, John J. Imagination and the Contemporary Novel, 2011

Lenta, Margaret. "A Chain of Voices and Unconfessed: Novels of Slavery in the 1980s and in the Present Day." Journal of Literary Studies, vol. 26, no. 1, 2010

Highfield, John. "Driving the Devil into the Ground: Settler Myth in André Brink's Devil's Valley." Trauma, Resistance, Reconstruction in Post-1994 South African Writing, Singh and Chetty (eds.), 2010

Tendrel, Aristie. "The Myth of Don Juan in André Brink's Before I Forget." Alizés, vol. 33, 2010

Meintjies, Godfrey. "Scheherazade's Dilemma: An Exploration of André Brink's Prose Oeuvre Published After 2000." The Changing Face of African Literature, De Meyer and Kortenaar (eds.), 2009

Kauer, Ute. "The Need to Storify: Re-inventing the Past in André Brink's Novels." Readings of the Particular: The Postcolonial in the Postnational, Rønning and Johannessen (eds.), 2007

Crous, Marius. "'Note on Sex for the Aged Widower': On André Brink's The Rights of Desire." Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, vol. 43, no. 2, 2006

Kossew, Sue. "Giving Voice: Narrating Silence, History and Memory in André Brink's The Other Side of Silence and Before I Forget." Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, vol. 42, no. 1, 2005

Dixon, Shelley. "'Stories or History?': Female Counter Narratives in André Brink's Imaginings of Sand." AUMLA, vol. 2004, 2004

Viljoen, Louise. "Civilization and Wilderness: Colonial Spatial Binaries and the Construction of Contemporary South African Identity in André Brink's An Instant in the Wind and Kirby van der Merwe's Klapperhaar slaap nooit stil nie (One Can Never Sleep Quietly on a Coir Mattress)." Storyscapes: South African Perspectives on Literature, Space and Identity, Viljoen and Van der Merwe (eds.), 2004

Wenzel, Marita. "Re-Writing the 'Slave Narrative': Rayda Jacobs's The Slave Book and André Brink's The Rights of Desire." English in Africa. vol. 31, no. 1, 2004

Kauer, Ute. "Nation and Gender: Female Identity in Contemporary South African Writing." Current Writing, vol. 15, no. 2, 2003

Joseph-Vilain, Mélanie. "Magic Realism in Two Post-Apartheid Novels by André Brink." Commonwealth Essays and Studies, vol. 2525, no. 2, 2003

Diala, Isidore. "Nadine Gordimer, J. M. Coetzee, and Andre Brink: Guilt, Expiation, and the Reconcilitation Process in Post-Apartheid South Africa." Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 25, no. 2, 2001-2002

Nethersole, Reingard. "Places of the Past as Sites of Cultural Self-Constitution and Preservation: The Case of Es'kia Mphahlele's Father Come Home and André Brink's The First Life of Adamastor." Colonizer and Colonized, d'Haen and Krüs (eds.), 2000

Horn, Peter. "I Am Dead: You Cannot Read André Brink's On the Contrary". Writing South Africa: Literature, Apartheid, and Democracy, 1970-1995, Attridge and Jolly (eds.), 1998

Kossew, Sue. "From Eliza to Elisabeth: André Brink's Version of the Eliza Fraser Story." Constructions of Colonialism: Perspectives on Eliza Fraser's Shipwreck, McNiven et al. (eds.), 1998

Kossew, Sue. Pen and Power: A Post-Colonial Reading of J. M. Coetzee and André Brink, 1996

Andon-Milligan, Lillian Hilja. "André Brink's South Africa: A Quality of Light." Critique, vol. 34, no. 1, 1992

Coetzee, J. M. "André Brink and the Censor." Research in African Literatures, vol. 21, no. 3, 1990

Jonckheere, W. F. "Some Dutch Modes and Sources of André Brink's Novel A Chain of Voices." Dutch Crossing, vol. 13, no. 38, 1989

MacDermott, Doireann. "A Narrow Beam of Light: A Reading of Two Novels by André Brink." World Literature Written in English, vol. 28, no. 2, 1988

Hassall, A. J. "The Making of a Colonial Myth: The Mrs. Fraser Story in Patrick White's A Fringe of Leaves and André Brink's An Instand in the Wind." ARIEL, vol. 18, no. 3, 1987



Autobiography/Life Writing

A Fork in the Road (2009)



Philida (2012)

Other Lives (2008)

The Blue Door (2007)

Praying Mantis (2005)

Before I Forget (2004)

The Other Side of Silence (2002)

The Rights of Desire (2000)

Devil’s Valley (1998)

Imaginings of Sand (1996)

On the Contrary (1993)

The First Life of Adamastor (1993)

An Act of Terror (1991)

States of Emergency (1988)

The Wall of the Plague (1984)

A Chain of Voices (1981)

A Dry White Season (1979)

Rumours of Rain (1978)

An Instant in the Wind (1975)

Looking on Darkness (1974)

The Ambassador (1963)


Poetry Collections

A Land Apart: A Contemporary South African Reader (1986)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"Language of the Novel: A Lover's Reflections." African Literature: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, Olaniyan and Quayson (eds.), 2007

"Interrogating Silence: New Possibilities Faced by South African Literature." Writing South Africa: Literature, Apartheit, and Democracy, 1970-1995, Attridge and Jolly (eds.), 1998

"Nelson Mandela." TIME Magazine, vol. 151, no. 14, 1998

Reinventing a Continent: Writing and Politics in South Africa (1998)

The Novel: Language and Narrative from Cervantes to Calvino (1988)

"South Africa: Postmodernism in Afrikaans and English Literature." International Postmodernism: Theory and Literary Practice, Bertens and Fokkema (eds.), 1997

"Challenge and Response: The Changing Face of Theater in South Africa." Twentieth Century Literature, vol. 43, no. 2, 1997

"Reinventing a Continent: Revisiting History in the Literature of the New South Africa: A Personal Testimony." World Literature Today, vol. 70, no. 1, 1996

"Complications of Birth: Interfaces of Gender, Race and Class in July's People." English in Africa, vol. 21, no. 1-2, 1994

"South African Writers and the Problem of Languages." Commonwealth Essays and Studies, vol. 16, no. 1, 1993

"'No Way Out': [Fugard's] Sizwe BansiIs Dead and the Dilemma of Political Drama in South Africa." Twentieth Century Literature, vol. 39, no. 4, 1993

"An Ornithology of Sexual Politics: Lewis Nkosi's Mating Birds." English in Africa, vol. 19, no. 1, 1992

"Towards a Redefinition of Aesthetics." Current Writing, vol. 3, no. 1, 1991

Mapmakers: Writing in a State of Siege (1983)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Andre Brink: The Acclaimed South African Novelist’s Views on Writing, Winning Awards and Women. YouTube, 3 Sep. 2013

André Brink on Writing, Part 3. YouTube, 4 Apr. 2009

André Brink on Writing, Part 2. YouTube, 17 Mar. 2009

André Brink on Writing, Part 1. YouTube, 8 Mar. 2009

Racism in France – André Brink, South African Writer, YouTube, 1984