Antjie Krog

Antjie Krog was born in the Free State in 1952. She completed a BA degree at the University of the Orange Free State, a Masters degree in Afrikaans at the University of Pretoria and a Teacher's Diploma at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Krog's first collection of poetry, Dogter van Jefta (1970), was followed by further collections, including two books of verse for children and the English collection Down to my last skin (2000), which won the inaugural 2000 FNB Vita Poetry Award. She became well known as one of the SABC radio journalists who reported on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in the mid-nineties. Prose publications include Country of my Skull (1998), about the TRC, and A Change of Tongue (2003).

Antjie has received a number of awards and prizes for poetry, journalism and translation. For her journalistic work she won the Pringle Award and the Foreign Correspondent Award. She has received the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award and was honoured by the Hiroshima Peace Foundation. Her works have been translated into English, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish and Arabic.

Body Bereft (2006), Antjie Krog's second collection of poetry in English, has been translated from the Afrikaans collection Verweerskrif; both were recently published by Umuzi, Random House's South African imprint.

Krog is married to architect John Samuel. They have four children and live in Cape Town, where she is a Professor Extraordinary at the University of the Western Cape. 

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In the name of the other - poetry in self-translation

Antjie Krog, Antjie Krog 2010-01-11 This lecture was given at the Literarischen Colloquium (2008) in Berlyn: “Wie es ist, sich selbst zu übersetzen”. Other sessions included discussions about the self-translations of Hannah Arendt, Vladimir Nabokov and Samuel ...

Fynbos Fairies launches at the CTBF and you're invited. See what Antjie Krog has to say about this delightful book of children's verse

Antjie Krog, Sharon Jenkings 2007-06-13 Antjie Krog has once again brought us a delightful new children’s book, a book readers of all ages are bound to fall in love with. Have you ever wondered about the secrets of Fynbos? Well Antjie Krog uses verse along with Fiona Moodie’s ...

ABSA Ketting: Ronelda Kamfer gesels met Antjie Krog

Antjie Krog, Ronelda Kamfer 2007-05-15 Jy is een van die belangrikste digters in Suid-Afrika. Hoe dink jy het die digkuns verander sedert jou debuut, Dogter van Jefta, in 1970? Die digkuns het op verskeievlakke geweldig verander: in die sestiger- en sewentigerjare is 'n ...

Vyf vinnige vrae aan Antjie Krog

Antjie Krog, Melt Myburgh 2007-04-23 Antjie Krog saam met twee jong bewonderaars - Stuart Barnard en Lourens Oberholzer.Foto: Kevin JenkinsAntjie Krog is waarskynlik die beroemdste Afrikaanse digteres. Sy geniet internasionale erkenning vir haar werk oor die ...
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