Preview of Bettina Wyngaard's New Novel 'Vuilspel'
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Preview of Bettina Wyngaard's New Novel 'Vuilspel'

"Vuilspel" (Fowl Play) is Bettina Wyngaard's second novel, recently released onto shop shelves. It features her favorite theme, the rights of women. Bettina knows there will definitely be people who wouldn't read Vuilspel, as it features a heavy theme, violence against women. More specifically, the plot revolves around a corrective rape (rape of a lesbian in order to "fix" her by showing her what men could offer), something found mostly in black and coloured communities. Although Bettina agrees that books are there for entertainment, she would also like to inform and educate about such subjects nobody would talk about at the dinnertable.

"Vuilspel" (Fowl Play) is Bettina Wyngaard's second novel, recently released onto shop shelves. It features her favorite theme, the rights of women.

After her studies at the University of Stellenbosch, Bettina Wyngaard did criminal litigation.

Although she dubbed this time in her life "hell on wheels", she closely learned a lot about the world of police officers, gangs and jails, knowledge she would later put to good use in her second novel, Vuilspel.

Bettina knows there will definitely be people who wouldn't read Vuilspel, as it features a heavy theme, violence against women.

More specifically, the plot revolves around a corrective rape (rape of a lesbian in order to "fix" her by showing her what men could offer), something found mostly in black and coloured communities.

Although Bettina agrees that books are there for entertainment, she would also like to inform and educate about such subjects nobody would talk about at the dinnertable.

These days Bettina Wyngaard is a full time writer. Not, she says, because she's rich, but because she's brave.

She also insists on being called a writer, and not a female writer or a brown / coloured writer.

Here is the synopsis for the story: 

’n Verhaal oor sterk vroue, bendegeweld en aanvaarding.

Niemand spreek haar as Nicola de Wee aan nie. Vir Blackie, die kollega in wie se plek sy telkens bevorder word, is sy “ounooi”; vir Peters, wat onredbaar beenaf op haar is, is sy “kaptein”; haar priestervriendin Sally noem haar “Nic”. Dis net die Khayelitsha-stasiebevelvoerder vir wie sy “kaptein De Wee” heet.

Die nag toe hulle na ’n brandende voertuig uitgeroep word, kon kaptein De Wee nie droom dat dit Thandi se motor is nie, dat sy later haar grusaam verminkte lyk sou moes uitken, en watter verreikende uitwerking die moord op haar vriendekring sou hê nie. Allermins dat sy uiteindelik die ondersoek na die moord sou moes lei.

Maar om die agt moordenaars op te spoor en hul motief te ontrafel, is nie die enigste uitdaging waarvoor Nicci in hierdie ongewoon verweefde misdaadroman taan nie. Sy het self ’n geheim wat sy slim verdoesel. Tot die aand dat sy en Blackie en Peters ’n potjie maak.

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