Adriaan Donker

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DONKER, Adriaan (Ad). (19**-2002) Publisher of South African writing and theory. *** Born in Holland, he trianed as a publisher *** Came to South Africa in 19**, to **. A highly respected publisher and charismatic personality, he founded Ad Donker Publishers in 19* to publish new writing in South Africa. He became a close friend of and mentor to many writers working in English over the years, and helped establish a vibrant literature in English in the country. Selling the publishing house to Naspers in 199*, he moved to France, though stayed on as consultant, and in fact returned for a while to work in Natal in the 1990s. (See also Ad Donker Publishers in Part 3 Section 3.)

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