Moffie

Moffie

by Andre Carl van der Merwe

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ISBN-13: 9781609450502
Publisher: Europa Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

André Carl van der Merwe was born in Harrismith in the Free State, South Africa. When his family moved to Cape Town, after two years of national service, he started studying fine art in Cape Town and later founded a clothing company, which he owned and ran for the next fifteen years. Today he concentrates on architectural and interior design and writing.

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Moffie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mascon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people are dumb! Vote Ryan! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I vote Mascon. A good leader can keep peace within all even if he is not here. Ryan was talking about bringing the past back. I have been here from day one and yet there was really no mention of a Ryan but then again i am me. Mascon has truly been a leader along side Kenny and meh bud Smiley (Rayne). It takes a lot out of people to try and be a leader. To not be corrupt. Again repeated my vote Mascon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Honestly, with a little guidance? Ryan could be just as good as a leader as Kenny. Of course, neither Mascon nor Ry will totally replace Kenny, but I feel as if Ryan will set things back to the way they belong. Therefore, I vote cannidate number 2, Ryan. Dun be hatin'. I have reasons." She squints, dissapearing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is giving up his new position to ryan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mascon of course.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I see that many have choosen Mascon, so chaa.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mascon. For reasons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((Oh, the cruel tactics of a good argument. It hurts Ryan's dignity. What a shame.))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Atually i dont have a vote. I wil decide later.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I vote Ry. P.S. this isn't RY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mascon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe the better choice is Mascon. However it would be best if he was to work on punishments but only when completly nessacary. Other than that his peaceful nature makes him the right choice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mascon. I'll give you a list why if you ask. :3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Mascon, cause in time h can fix the cons." Chants mascons name
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Mama Mascon. All day."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is one of the leaders with Cypher, and seth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MASCON.
Ralf49 More than 1 year ago
I am not a big reader, simply because my concentration span is rather short and I pretty much need to be intrigued from the very first chapter onwards. "Moffie" did exactly that! I could not put the book aside, stayed up far too long at night to just finish another chapter and when I finished reading the book, I had to speak to my friends about it who were as touched as me. Andre Carl took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I am German and live now in South Africa. Being gay, I was raised in a much more liberal environment and I consider myself lucky that I did not have to spend time in the army! Nevertheless I was able to relate to the characters portrayed in the book which made me laugh, cry, grief, angry and fall in love. Thank you!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Moffie in one sitting and was blown away. This book will resonate with anybody who has a heart!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very descriptive and realistic portrayal of the South African bush war during apartheid and mainly of the persecution that gays faced in the South African Defense Force and society in general. Moffie highlights the drastic need in this world for tolerance of other people's differences!!
GerritJ More than 1 year ago
I am a South African. The same age as the author and the lead character. I did my two years national service. I am a veteran of the Border War (the 'Angolan Bush War'). I am heterosexual. In 1980 an 18 year old white boy was expected by white South African society to loose his innocence, and become a killer of men. Little provision was made for anything but that. And certainly not by the compulsory military service regime. And I obliged. But today I know better. When the regime changed in our country during 1994, we veterans, for sake of convenience, locked away the memories of our days as soldiers. And only now the stories are being told. Also the stories of those like the main character. I was riveted by the book, not only by the unfortunate circumstances of the main character having to deal with his sexuality in such an abnormal social environment, but also by by the accurate recollection of the military environment experienced by myself during that period. This included the military sub-culture, habits, language, vehicles, weaponry, drills, and geography.(The US reader will find many similarities with the Vietnam-war.) This book is a valuable contribution to our South African literary heritage, and a compulsory read for people across social and sexual borders.