Menán Du Plessis

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Menán Du Plessis (born 1952) is a South African novelist and linguist.[1]

Her debut novel A State of Fear won the 1985 Olive Schreiner Prize, and was a joint winner of the Sanlam Literary Prize in 1986.[2]


  • A State of Fear. Cape Town: D. Philip, 1983. Republished by Pandora Press (1987).[2]
  • Longlive! Cape Town: D. Philip, 1989. Translated into German by Susanne Köhler as Das Lied der Gemeinschaft Roman.
  • A unity hypothesis for the southern African Khoesan languages. PhD thesis, University of Cape Town, 2009.
  • Kora: a lost Khoisan language of the early Cape and the Gariep. Pretoria: Unisa Press, 2018.


  1. ^ Douglas Killam; Ruth Rowe (2010). "Du Plessis, Menán". The Companion to African Literatures. James Currey. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-84701-019-3.
  2. ^ a b Laura Chrisman (2003). Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism, and Transnationalism. Manchester University Press. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-7190-5828-8.