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Translated by Ilse Carla Groenewald, Illustrated by Diek Grobler, Illustrated by Hardus Koekemoer, Illustrated by Marna Schoeman


178 Pages

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $38.00 (US $38.00)

Publication Date: April 2013

ISBN 9781868887255

Rights: US & CA

Unisa Press (Apr 2013)

Price: $38.00


The Kama Sutra can be seen as the standard work on human sexual behavior, originally written in Sanskrit by Vatsyayana between the 1st and 6th century AD. The work was called the 'Vatsyayana Kama Sutra' or 'Aphorisms on Love by Vasyayana' - Kama, referring to aesthetic or erotic pleasure and love, with Sutra, referring to the thread that links everything and everyone. Afrikamasutra is a unique book based on the Kama Sutra. What makes it unique is that it is the first Afrikaans language translation of the Kama Sutra and all illustrations in the book are done by three well-known South African artists - Diek Grobler, Hardus Koekemoer, and Marna Schoeman. The illustrations are meant to illucidate the text in a humorous and creative manner. Afrikamasutra is not merely a direct translation of the original, but aims to capture the South African idiom to give a fresh, unique, and sensual look at sexuality, aimed at the modern, free thinking South African reader. Afrikamasutra looks at love, respect, spirituality, sexuality, intimacy, and social issues in a creative, humorous, yet compassionate way. The text is a sharp and witty, but also a poetic interpretation of the original text by Vasyayana. No such work has ever been published in South Africa. Afrikamasutra is truly uniquely South African! [NOTE: Afrikamasutra is a non-English language text. The book is written in Afrikaans language.]