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Marion Erskine

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First Afrikaans Chick-Lit book by a Male.

I’m happy to announce that my new baby is on shelves all over South Africa right now. “Donatello en Volksie” is the first chick-lit book ever written in Afrikaans by a male.
Did I get it right? Can a man actually achieve this? Read and find out.

The Afrikaans is easy to read and if it’s your 2nd language, you shouldn’t have a problem at all. It’s a hilarious feel-good book.

Here’s the synopsis:
Donatello and Volksie meet in an online chat room and soon things start to heat up. But what they don’t realise is that they’re complete opposites: Donatello is in real life Anton, an advocate who colour code his wardrobe and don’t own a single T-shirt! And Volksie, or Zoë, works in a Chinese shop that sells herbal medicine, gives yoga to pregnant women and still drives a Vespa. But cyber love is blooming and soon they arrange to meet.
Meeting in real life will have both catastrophic and very funny consequences.

Check out the book trailer:


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    May 18th, 2010 @23:26 #

    Marion, I suspect you might not be "die eerste", but you're probably the first to use your own name. I really enjoyed your strangely affecting trailer. Did you make it?

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Marion</a>
    May 19th, 2010 @07:59 #

    Helen, many males have written stories about girls in Afrikaans, but I'm the first guy who actually wrote specifically in the 'Chick-Lit' genre. That's what the publisher told me anyway. ;)
    I made the trailer with SIMS3 yes.


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