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@alison: Rather go for the Pippi Longstocking (if you haven’t laid eyes on her yet) – I’d love to know what the English translation of “spolk” is (she goes hunting for it in the 3rd story of the book that recounts her voyage to Kurrekurredutt Isle)

And now for something completely different: The gruesomely beautiful “Triomf” by Marlene van Niekerk, translated by Leon de Kock…please read it so you can tell me what happens to the horde of onomatopoeic words she used, especially “tjierie-tjierie-tjoeps”?