Emma Huismans

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Emma Huismans (born July 10, 1947) is an Afrikaans writer, journalist, and activist born in the Netherlands. At the age of five her family moved to South Africa where she learned Afrikaans. She was later a reporter for Crisis News. Her efforts against apartheid were complicated by her being white, Afrikaans, and lesbian. This is dealt with in her premier work Berigte van weerstand. (English translation: Reports of resistance)[1] After that she did a few novels, but tended to do better in non-fiction. Her work is often deemed angry and frustrated with the difficulties of post-apartheid South Africa.[citation needed]


  • Berigte van weerstand (1990)
  • Requiem op ys (1992)
  • Werken met werkelijkheid (1993)
  • Sonate vir wraak (1994)


  1. ^ Bertens, Hans (1997). International postmodernism: theory and literary practice. John Benjamins Publishing Company. pp. 487–. ISBN 978-90-272-3445-2. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 

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