Afrikaan Critic dies on Board


Cape Town: South African writer Andre Brink, one of the most outspoken critics of the apartheid regime is no more. Brink 79, died on board in a flight to Cape Town on Friday night after receiving an honorary doctorate in Belgium.

Brinks wrote both in English and Afrikaans novel and his writings had been translated in more than 30 languages. Brink has been described as brave and highly influential. Even though, novelty some of his books were banned in South Africa.

He was shortlisted for the Man Booker Price for novel’s which includes ‘A day white Season’ and ‘Philida’ in the year 2012.