D. F. Malherbe

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1881 – 1969

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Who was D. F. Malherbe?

Daniël Francois Malherbe or D.F. Malherbe, was an Afrikaans-language novelist, poet, dramatist, and scholar.

Malherbe is most noted for having written what is regarded as the first novel of artistic value in Afrikaans, Vergeet niet. His Biblical novels--Die Hart van Moab, Saul die worstelheld, and Die profeet draw a parallel between the Afrikaners and the Israelites of the Old Testament, yet today they are lightly regarded. Malherbe was also active in the promotion of Afrikaans.

The D.F. Malherbe High School in 14th Avenue, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, South Africa is named after him as well as the D.F. Malherbe Primary School in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

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Born
May 28, 1881
South Africa
Nationality
  • South Africa
Died
Apr 12, 1969

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on July 23, 2013

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