Giselher W. Hoffmann

Diamond Fever

Ruth and Friedrich Harenberg grew up in the Schlütter family in Lüneburg, together with their stepbrother Eric.More ...

Giselher W. Hoffmann: Diamantenfieber
(Diamond Fever)

A thriller, an adventure story, a family saga from the time of the diamond fever in German-Southwest Africa – the novel features aspects of all genres of popular literature without really fulfilling them.More ...

The Firstborn

The Kalahari, the “land of dry rivers”, in the fifties. Old Ecksteen established the farm, Duineveld, since he suspects the presence of artesian springs and diamonds.More ...

Giselher W. Hoffmann: Die Erstgeborenen
(The Firstborn)

“The Firstborn” is Giselher Hoffmann’s first and also best known novel. He portrays white farmers and a Gwi (Bushman) clan, representatives of utterly distant worlds who share the same goal: they want to reach a mountain that contains water and diamonds (and therefore life and riches).More ...

The Lost Years

The novel takes place in the “South West African” district of the Highveld North East of Windhoek during the time of the Second World War.More ...

Giselher W. Hoffmann: Die verlorenen Jahre
(The Lost Years)

The theme of this light novel, The Lost Years by Giselher W. Hoffmann, is a hardly known chapter in the German-Namibian-South African history. During the Second World War, men of German origin in the former German colony of German- South West Africa were detained in internment camps.More ...