Brand Smit

Biography

Brand Smit is a freelance writer, part-time teacher and since 2006, master of a wide variety of websites.

Born in Pretoria in 1971, Brand traversed South Africa with his family for the next 15 years. He graduated from high school in 1989, as fate would have it, back in Pretoria.

He then continued his training for life as a productive adult at the University of Pretoria, before heading south a year later.

After five years of learning and thinking he followed the only path that seemed reasonable after thinking about it.

Two years in South Korea had him yearning for the country of his birth. He returned, worked in Johannesburg for six months, then left again – this time for the shores of the beautiful island of Taiwan. He has called the southern port city of Kaohsiung home ever since.

Where to find Brand Smit online


Where to buy in print


Books

Sê dit beter - Volume 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,610. Language: Afrikaans. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » African Languages
Met ’n lys woorde soos vervat in hierdie boekie gaan dit nie daaroor om slim te klink nie. Dit gaan daaroor om oor die vermoë te beskik om te kan sê wat jy wil sê. Dit gaan daaroor om met selfvertroue uitdrukking te kan gee aan wat jy glo, en voel, en hoop, en dink. Dit gaan uiteindelik daaroor om te kan sê wat jy wil sê, in volle kleur en nuanse.
Thirteen Minutes - Notes, Half-truths And A Few Incidents
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,780. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
If someone has to write a review of this book, he or she might say it’s his most accessible book to date, even commercially marketable, although still not intended for the mass market, and still not intended for children.
A Shorter Version Of A Longer Book
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,750. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
"The story so far: I was born, we moved, then I went to school; then we moved again, and again, and a few more times; then I went to university, then to another university; then I went to Korea, then I went back to South Africa, and then I came to Taiwan. Then I wrote another few hundred pages to add to a few hundred pages I had written in previous years about why I do what I do. [...]"
Dertien Minute Op 'n Saterdagaand
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,160. Language: Afrikaans. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
"As ’n man 32 jaar oud is en hy’t nie ’n kar nie, sal dit nie ’n verskil maak dat hy sewe jaar in Noordoos-Asië gewoon het, [...], of dat hy ’n twee-in-een boek geskryf het wat ’n anti-glans filter sonder hakies staande kan hou op net die regte hoogte teen ’n rekenaarskerm nie. Al wat saak sal maak, is dat hy nie ’n kar het nie – wat beteken hy’s nie veel beter as ’n boemelaar nie.
As 'n Boek Aan Jou Skedel Klop
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 107,030. Language: Afrikaans. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Human Geography
"As 'n Boek Aan Jou Skedel Klop" bestaan uit materiaal uit drie literêre projekte: "Pad Na Niemand-Land", "Persoonlike Agenda" (Boeke Een tot Drie), en "Slothoofstuk" (die eerste deel van die volgende projek getiteld, "volume II").
English - Chinese (China) Food Mini
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
*** VERSION 2.0 JUNE 2012 *** Any tourist, traveler, Western business person or foreign expat can attest to the occasional challenge ordering food in China. This mini food dictionary and phrase book aims to make the process somewhat less confusing.
Koors/Fotografie: Twee Versamelings Gedigte
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: Afrikaans. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Twee versamelings gedigte uit verskeie penne, etlike potlode, en die lomp tikvingers van Brand Smit. Two collections of poetry from several pens, a number of pencils and the keyboard-clumsy fingers of Brand Smit.
English - Chinese (Taiwan) Food Mini
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign languages
* VERSION 2.0 JUNE 2012! * Any tourist, traveler, Western business person or English teaching expat can attest to the occasional challenge ordering food in Taiwan. This mini food dictionary and phrase book aims to make the process somewhat less confusing.