Lutz van Dijk

Romeo und Jabulile

Jabulile lives in the township Masiphumelele near Cape Town. She is an enthusiastic soccer player and member of a girls’ team from Masi.More ...

Lutz van Dijk: Romeo und Jabulile
(Romeo and Jabulile)

With the youth novel, “Romeo and Jabulile”. Lutz van Dijk moves the scene of Shakespeare’s well-known tragedy into the 21st century and from Verona to Masiphumelele, a township near Cape Town in South Africa.More ...

Nobody will kill me

Born in a township in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Mbu is separated from his beloved brother Mavusi at the age of three, when his mother moves to Cape Town with him. His mother is an alcoholic and not able to take care of her son.More ...

Mbu Maloni / Lutz van Dijk: Niemand wird mich töten
(Nobody will kill me)

The autobiography of Mbu Maloni (written down by Lutz von Dijk) covers the first 17 years of his life – his childhood, „which actually wasn't one at all“.More ...

A History of Africa

Lutz van Dijk does not see Africa as a continent on its own with some sort of special status, but as a part of the universe and within a global cultural context.More ...

Lutz van Dijk: Die Geschichte Afrikas
(A History of Africa)

In his discussion of culture, society, history and even of Africa, Lutz van Dijk is well aware that these are not objective topics, but constructions.More ...

Themba

Themba grows up in a remote village in the Eastern Cape, a South African province. His mother enables him and his sister, Nomtha, to go to school, even though they live in poverty and a traditional environment.More ...

Lutz van Dijk: Themba (Crossing the line)

"Couldn't you write a story in which the main character is a boy, whose conflict is defined around HIV and AIDS?"More ...

Stronger than the storm

14-year-old Thina, short for Thinasonke, lives in the South African township of Guguletu near Cape Town. One evening, on her way home after drama practice at her school she is attacked and raped by three young men.More ...

Lutz van Dijk: Township Blues
(Stronger than the storm)

In his problem orientated youth novel "Stronger than the Storm" Lutz van Dijk writes for what in South Africa is a realistic story about rape and HIV/AIDS.More ...