Interview with
Sidney Dekker

Featured in

  • Published 20120130
  • ISBN: 9781921922008
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

You’ve written many academic books in the past. How was it to take on a subject that was very emotional and personal?

It took the courage to build [to write it] over more than a decade. I have wanted to give this a voice earlier but never managed. The challenge to give a voice to the things that happened inside of me, to try to give that words and to give inanimate things around me some life, that was to me absolutely delicious when I wrote it.

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

Share article

More from author

Interview with
Sally Neighbour

InterviewIs this the first piece you've done for the Griffith REVIEW?Yes, I've been principally writing for newspapers for the last three years, but increasingly...

More from this edition

The day the earth shook

GR OnlineBEING IN THE middle of the Christchurch earthquake was the most frightening experience of my life. It was a category 6.3 on the Richter...


Essay'On opening the bathroom door, I saw that the roof was off that part of the house and when I opened the door the...


PoetrySuddenly the place is overrun with Europeans.Suddenly there is a Maori in your backyard.Suddenly you need to shit but can't and need to hold...

Stay up to date with the latest, news, articles and special offers from Griffith Review.