Tryna du Toit, Afrikaans novelist, is born in De Aar, Karoo.


Tryna du Toit Source:

Thursday, 13 January 1910

Catherina Charlotte Kotzenberg  was born in De Aar on 13 January 1910. She started writing books at the age of thirty and chose to write under the pseudonym, Tryna du Toit. Throughout her writing career, she produced about 40 novels.  One of her novels Groen koring was made into a film, but was temporarily banned because it dealt with teenage pregnancy, a controversial topic at the time.

Du Toit was also a qualified teacher, having trained at the Willington Training College. She obtained her teaching diploma in 1930 and taught at the same college for two years. She died in 2005 at the age of 95.

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Last updated : 19-Dec-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 06-Jan-2012