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Digter wordende: 'n keur | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Antjie Krog

The author’s own selection of her poems. Poems are presented by theme: love poems, family poems, poems about writing, political poems and poems from Lady Anne.

“Her theme is a large one: historical experience in the South Africa of her lifetime. Her capacities as a poet have grown in response to the challenge, refusing to be dwarfed. Utter sincerity backed with an acute, feminine intelligence, and a body of heart-rending experience to draw upon. Her answer to the terrible cruelties she has witnessed, to the anguish and despair they evoke: turn to the children, to the human future, to ever-self-renewing life.

No one in Australia writes at a comparable white heat. The phenomenon of Antjie Krog strikes me as quite Russian. In South Africa, as in Russia, life may be wretched; but how the brave spirit leaps to respond!”

– J.M. Coetzee, Diary of a Bad Year

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Digter wordende: 'n keur | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Author: Antjie Krog
Category: Poetry & Poetry Anthologies
ISBN: 9780798149266
Date Released: 01 March 2009
Price (incl. VAT): R 265.00
Format: Soft cover, 160pp

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Antjie Krog

Anna Elizabeth (Antjie) Krog was born on October 23, 1952 in Kroonstad. She was 18 years old when her first volume of poetry, Dogter van Jefta was published in...


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