The scenario of TRIOMF written by Michael Raeburn and Malcolm Kohll is adaped from the novel of the same name by Marlene van Niekerk (Noma Award for African Literature, 1995) - english translation Leon de Kock.
“TRIOMF reads like the work of a South African Faulkner. We don’t have many writers of this class.”
”American readers have finally been provided with South Africa’s only world-class tragicomic novel, the kind of book that stabs at your heart while it has you rolling on the floor … van Niekerk’s greatest fictional gifts are theatrical: her impeccable ear and her ability to bring to life a family that never stops creating scenes… The Benades are history’s has-beens, but they are also one of the most outrageously entertaining families in contemporary literature.”
The White -Trash Bin of History, Rob Nixon in The New York Times Review of Books
"A tempestuous, heartbreaking, exhilarating read. "
Time Out, New York
"Van Niekerk’s chronicle of this incestuous, impoverished Afrikaans underclass is a vital and surprising novel that captures the bitter tragi-comic end-game of South African racial politics and the betrayal of a twisted dream.’
The Guardian, UK
THE WAY OF THE WOMEN - Afrikaans : AGAAT - Marlene’s second novel was published in English in 2007
"Unquestionably the most important novel since Coetzee’s DISGRACE…narrative creation of the highest order."
Patrick Denman Flanery, Times Literary Supplement.