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From Rock to Kraut

by Anli Serfontein

PUBLISHED: 31st March 2008
ISBN: 9783833489044
ANNOTATION:
A Rock is a derogatory term for people of Afrikaans descent, while a Kraut is an offensive name for a German. Here, however, the terms are used lovingly and self-deprecatingly, as South African born author Anli Serfontein humorously narrates the story of her journey from urban Johannesburg to small-town Trier in Germany. She takes the reader on a journey through everyday life, as she struggles to deal with convoluted red-tape, arrogant teachers, extreme tidiness and the inability of 80 million people to queue. She battles to keep up with the locals and their town, wine and harvest festivals. Her tale is spiced with accounts of her travels as a television researcher, meeting Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn in Rotterdam days before his murder or speaking with the last surviving officer to be with Hitler in the Berlin bunker during the last days of the war.
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PUBLISHED: 31st March 2008
ISBN: 9783833489044
ANNOTATION:
A Rock is a derogatory term for people of Afrikaans descent, while a Kraut is an offensive name for a German. Here, however, the terms are used lovingly and self-deprecatingly, as South African born author Anli Serfontein humorously narrates the story of her journey from urban Johannesburg to small-town Trier in Germany. She takes the reader on a journey through everyday life, as she struggles to deal with convoluted red-tape, arrogant teachers, extreme tidiness and the inability of 80 million people to queue. She battles to keep up with the locals and their town, wine and harvest festivals. Her tale is spiced with accounts of her travels as a television researcher, meeting Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn in Rotterdam days before his murder or speaking with the last surviving officer to be with Hitler in the Berlin bunker during the last days of the war.

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A Rock is a derogatory term for people of Afrikaans descent, while a Kraut is an offensive name for a German. Here, however, the terms are used lovingly and self-deprecatingly, as South African born author Anli Serfontein humorously narrates the story of her journey from urban Johannesburg to small-town Trier in Germany. She takes the reader on a journey through everyday life, as she struggles to deal with convoluted red-tape, arrogant teachers, extreme tidiness and the inability of 80 million people to queue. She battles to keep up with the locals and their town, wine and harvest festivals. Her tale is spiced with accounts of her travels as a television researcher, meeting Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn in Rotterdam days before his murder or speaking with the last surviving officer to be with Hitler in the Berlin bunker during the last days of the war.

Publisher Description

A Rock is a derogatory term for people of Afrikaans descent, while a Kraut is an offensive name for a German. Here, however, the terms are used lovingly and self-deprecatingly, as South African born author Anli Serfontein humorously narrates the story of her journey from urban Johannesburg to small-town Trier in Germany. She takes the reader on a journey through everyday life, as she struggles to deal with convoluted red-tape, arrogant teachers, extreme tidiness and the inability of 80 million people to queue. She battles to keep up with the locals and their town, wine and harvest festivals. Her tale is spiced with accounts of her travels as a television researcher, meeting Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn in Rotterdam days before his murder or speaking with the last surviving officer to be with Hitler in the Berlin bunker during the last days of the war.

Product Details

Author
Anli Serfontein
Short Title
FROM ROCK TO KRAUT
Pages
216
Language
English
ISBN-10
3833489049
ISBN-13
9783833489044
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-03-31
Publisher
Bod
Audience
General/Trade
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