Poetry reading by Antjie Krog (University of the Western Cape)

When Sep 18, 2017
from 04:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where 112 BORLAND BLDG
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Antjie Krog is a poet, writer, journalist and Professor at the University of the Western Cape. She published twelve volumes of poetry in Afrikaans and three non-fiction books in English: Country of my Skull (1998), on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission; A Change of Tongue (2004) about the transformation in South Africa after ten years, and Begging to be Black (2009) an exploration of African philosophy. Krog has also co-authored an academic book There was this Goat (2009) with two colleagues Prof Kopano Ratele and Nosisi Mpolweni, investigating the Truth Commission testimony of Mrs. Notrose Nobomvu Konile. Krog had been awarded most of the prestigious awards for poetry, non-fiction, translation and journalism available in Afrikaans and English, as well as the Stockholm Award from the Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture for the year 2000, as well as the Open Society Prize from the Central European University (previous winners were Jürgen Habermas and Vaclav Havel).

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Antjie Krog, PSU, Sept 2017

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