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Ilse Carla Groenewald’s Afrikamasutra Can “Teach Everyone a Thing or Two”

AfrikamasutraAndile Ndlovu spoke to Ilse Carla Groenewald and Diek Grobler about Afrikamasutra, Groenewald’s translation of the Kama Sutra, illustrated by Grobler, Hardus Koekemoer and Marna Schoeman.

When using this reworking of an ancient Indian text on sexual positions, Grobler cautions “you might find yourself resembling a pretzel instead of reaching Nirvana”, but he also says that everyone can learn something from the book.

Groenewald also shared her favourite quote from Afrikamasutra with Ndlovu:

If there’s a perception that Afrikaans people are conservative about sex, a new book, titled Afrikamasutra, might change that position – and many others besides.

Top artists Diek Grobler, Hardus Koekemoer and Marna Schoeman were roped in by translator and writer Ilse Groenewald for the book, which has been in the works since 2011.

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