Annelie Botes

Annelie Botes (born Annelie Basson; June 1957) is a South African writer in the Afrikaans language.


Annelie Basson was born on a farm near Grootfontein near the village of Uniondale (Cape Province). She holds a teaching degree in music (piano) from the University of South Africa (1986).

She is the author of fifty short stories and novels published in magazines Huisgenoot, Sarie and Rooi Rose. She writes a regular column in Volksblad and Die Burger.

In November 2010, in an interview with the newspaper Rapport, she caused controversy by declaring that she did not like black people or understand them.[1] Following the statements, the newspaper Die Burger decided to withdraw her column. She refused to retract her remarks and to condemn them. She added that it was "perhaps unfair" to put all black people in the same category.[2]



  • Tabernakel, (2010)
  • Thula-thula, (2009)- prix K Sello Duikerde la littérature sud-africaine 2010
    • Thula-Thula (English Edition). Tafelberg. 1 May 2011. ISBN 978-0-624-05373-6.
  • Trousseaukis, (2008)
  • Sabbatsreis, (2007)
  • Broodsonde, (2006)
  • Raaiselkind, (2001).
  • Klawervier, (1997, 2004) - Prix ATKV.
  • Trippel Sewe, (1995, 2007)


  1. ^ "'I don't like black people'". Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ Staff Reporter. "Author Annelie Botes stands by racist comments". The M&G Online. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Annelie Botes's ugly racism". The Guardian. 1 December 2010. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 29 January 2016.

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