Following his death a high number of tributes to André
Brink had been published. A common denominator that
ran through these tributes was the mention time and again
of the life-changing effect his work had on people’s lives.
The remark that such-and-such book had changed one’s
life is often made frivolously, but that it was made so
consistently often with so much conviction about Brink’s
novels, makes one think that his work had a major impact
on many readers’ lives.