Freda Linde

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Freda Linde (December 12, 1915 – March 7, 2013[1] ) was a South African children's writer and translator. She wrote predominantly in Afrikaans. She has translated over 150 children's books into Afrikaans, French and German.[2]


Born in Swellendam, she worked as journalist and editor until 1960. From 1960 to 1963 she was editor at HAUM Publishers, and from 1964 to 1971 editor in charge of children's literature at John Malherbe publishers. She retired to write full-time in 1972.[2]


  1. ^ Terblanche, Erica. "Freda Linde (1915 - 2013)" (in Afrikaans). Archived from the original on 10 July 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Freda Linde

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