Marié Malherbe, née Leliveld, was born on 18 October 1898 in Hoopstad, Orange
Oldest Colonial House
Photo by Willem Malherbe
1898 - 1983
Author of youth and children's books, historical books, short stories,
travelogues and translations
She attended school at the Oranje Meisieskool in Bloemfontein. She started her
studies in 1917 at Stellenbosch University, then Victoria college (B.A.
1919) and took part in the plays offered by the university's Debatsvereniging.
Her Innis series (adventure stories from a girls boarding school) were very
popular in the fifties and sixties of the last century. She translated
several books, including Pinocchio, into Afrikaans, and was also known for her radio programmes.
Marié Malherbe was an honorary member of the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.
She was married to Fransie Malherbe, Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch University and is the
mother of Fana Malherbe.List of works:1939: Kringe (compilation of stories)
1939: Geskiedenis van die Hugenote aan die Kaap
1940: Kringe (Short Stories)
Die Veldmannetjies (Children's book)
1955: Die Wonder Bly
Land van kokanje (travels in Spain)
1959 - 1961: Legendes van die Rynland - five volumes
1960: Land van die Toe en Tans (travels in Scandinavia)
1964: Innis-reeks - six volumes
1970: Waai, waai, waai
Langlat en Rolpot
Die Ontevrede boom
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