Carol visited South Africa for a book tour to promote The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear ~ Die skilpad se laaste traan.

For details head down this page...

 

On Thursday 7 March at 10h30 Carol was in conversation with Dominique Botha at the Stellenbosch University Woordfees. 

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Later she was at Exclusive Books, Somerset Mall,  speaking to Nancy Richards.

 

 

Rapport Weekliks 3 Februarie 2019 

‘Die skilpad se laaste traan’, Carol Campbell se derde roman

oor die armoedige bruin gemeenskappe van die Karoo, is ’n

klein knoets gloeiende amber wat aan ’n stilgemaakte stem

’n getroue en eerlike klank gee, skryf Jean Meiring.

 

 

Beeld Finale, Meltwater - Marlene Malan 29 Januarie 2019

Karoo, sy vroue gryp haar aan: 

“Hul verhale en ware gebeurtenis inspirasie vir boek”

 

 

Karoo en sy vroue het skrywer aangegryp

deur Marlene Malan, Netwerk24, 26 Januarie 2019

 

 

Maak skoon die dagboek en sluit die deure dig, want ’n vloedgolf nuwe Afrikaanse fiksie is op pad, net betyds vir die

Woordfees en KKNK - en een van die boeke is Die skildpad se laaste traan. 

Rapport Weekliks 20 Januarie 2019

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Carol was a guest on BBC Radio Shetland's Speakeasy in February. It's a relaxed chat show about issues in the community.

Listen here...

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The landscape of the Great Karoo becomes a character in itself and the writing is strewn with the magical, writes Michele Magwood of Carol Campbell's

The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear

 

Click here to download Michele's review 

or

here to read on-line                                   

Sunday Times 17/2/2019

 

A TOUCHING AND EYE-OPENING TALE 

MARGARET VON KLEMPERER reviews The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear in The Witness 25 February 2019

 

ArtSpoken & Reviews

Jennifer de Klerk’s review of The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear on Artlink 

25 February 2019

Click here to download Jennifer's review   or   here to read on-line

 

‘One of the joys of writing is that you can build bridges between people’ –

Carol Campbell talks about her new book, The Tortoise Cried Its Only Tear

read more and watch the video here

 

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Carol Campbell: 10 books that changed my life

From The Horsemen to Travels with Charley - here are the ten most significant books Carol Campbell has read

SUNDAY TIMES BOOKS 17 FEBRUARY 2019 

Click here to download Carol's article as a pdf 

or here to read it on-line

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BOOK LAUNCH MARCH 2019 

Kirby van der Merwe praat by die Pniël Adam Small-fees oor sy vertaling van Carol Campbell se boek, Die skilpad se laaste traan.

Pniël Adam Small-fees 

22 - 24 Februarie 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loving being in Durban for my book launch at Exclusives in Gateway on Tuesday 6th March! In conversation with my chum Duncan Guy from the Independent on Saturday. 

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Carol was at Exclusive Books in Gateway, Durban on Tuesday 5 March, speaking to journalist Duncan Guy about her recently published novel, The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear.

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Signing books for friends in the Karoo

10 March 2019

Kirby van der Merwe translated all my books… bringing them to the audience which people the stories. All my characters spoke to me in Afrikaans but I didn't have the written Afrikaans language ability to write a novel. Afrikaans is for me rich, raw and poetic… it is the language of the Karoo. Thank-you Jeanette Ferreira for this wonderful review! Thank-you Kirby. 

 

Jeanette Ferreira-van Jaarsveld: 

DIE SKILPAD SE LAASTE TRAAN (ook in Engels beskikbaar as THE TORTOISE CRIED ITS ONLY TEAR) deur Carol Campbell. Briljante werk. Ek is net verbaas dat Kirby van der Merwe se Afrikaanse vertaling daarvan - en van haar vorige boeke - so min aandag kry. Dit het my weer laat besef wat die Afrikaanse taal kan doen. Campbell skryf so deernisvol oor die mense van die bitter Karoo, so direk, sy draai die karakters se harte lig toe op 'n manier wat ook die leser 'n traan laat stort. Was daar maar meer uitgewerye wat die moeite gedoen en die geld bestee het om 'n boek in Afrikaans en Engels op die rak te sit, dan was die litere^re toneel soveel groter in SA.

Wie meer van die boek wil weet, kyk o.a.  Litnet se boeke vir leeskringe.                                                      

Facebook 16 Maart 2019

Award-winning South African novelist gives NHS Shetland a voice

In 2017, novelist Carol Campbell left her home in South Africa to begin a new chapter in Shetland.

She shared her fascinating story with Genevieve White.

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2/8/2019

Exciting news! Carol Lesley Campbell's Karretjiemense novel The Tortoise Cried its only Tear is to be translated into Dutch by the publisher Mozaïek. 

 

Click here for more information about Carol's beautiful Karoo novels.

 

When my mom's mother died (in 1943) contact with that side of the family - the Afrikaans side - never took root. Then, out the blue, my mom was recently contacted by one of her long lost (and very elderly) cousins who had seen my books. This week, she emailed again to say she had heard Kirby van der Merwe - master translator, author and artist - talk about my books on RSG. Her words touched my heart. 


She wrote: "Dit het ook meer spesiaal gevoel omdat dit van MY MENSE is wat daar gepraat word."


Dankie Kirby, for a wonderful interview - my mense het dit so geniet!

Listen to the interview here.                  13/8/2019

 

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24/2/2020

So excited! Tortoise has been published in the Netherlands with a beautiful image on the cover by Cindy Vd Broecke-Peeters!

Thank-you Cindy and Corinne Vuijk from Mozaïek, and, always, always always, Fourie and the team at Umuzi.

13/5/2020

‘Thank you to someone on this group who recommended this book. Carol Campbell, who also wrote My Children Have Faces, is an incredible South African author - a national treasure. Her books are not easy reads, they are tough reads, they are tragic reads but, they are MUST reads. You find yourself right there in the Karoo, breathing in the air and drawn into the story, living alongside each character. I could not put it down and finished in 2 days.’ –

                      Jane Badham, The Good Book Appreciation Society on Facebook