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Feature on Karin Eloff and Stiletto

StilettoKarin Eloff en Margit Meyer-Rodenbeck

A steamy novel by ex-stripper and former porn editor Karin Eloff has raised temperatures as it lifts the veil on the underbelly of the sex industry.

Eloff, who studied towards a degree in psychology at Rand Afrikaans University, before removing her kit at strip clubs around the country, astounded people when she became the first woman editor of pornographic magazine Loslyf in 2005 — appearing nearly nude on the front page.

The petite redhead is sending ripples through the country again. This time it’s her sex-and-drug-drenched memoir titled Stiletto, which will be launched at the Cape Town Book Fair today, that is raising eyebrows.

In the book, she apologises for using the father of her child, soapie star David Rees, who acts as Niek in Egoli, as “a mere sperm donor”.

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