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Antjie Krog

About 
Antjie Krog was born and grew up in the Free State. She became editor of the Afrikaans current-affairs magazine Die Suid-Afrikaan and later worked as a radio jounalist covering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, all the while writing extensively for newspapers and journals. She and her radio colleagues
received the Pringle Award for excellence in journalism for their coverage of the Commission hearings, from which came the best known of her three non-fiction books, Country of My Skull.

She has won major awards in almost all the genres and  media in which she has worked: poetry, non-fiction and translation. But, mainly, she has lived as a poet. Krog’s first volume of poetry was published when she was seventeen years old and she has since released thirteen volumes of poetry and received among others the Eugène Marais Prize, the Hertzog Prize, the FNB Prize, the Protea Prize, and, for non-fiction, the Alan Paton Prize and the Olive Schreiner Award. She has also been a recipient of the Stockholm Award from the Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture and the Open Society Prize. She is married to architect John Samuel.

Titles by this author

In 1992, a gang leader was shot dead by a member of Umkhonto we Sizwe in Kroonstad. The murder...

‘This is Antjie Samuel reporting from Ladybrand …’

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In times of fundamental change, people tend to find a space, lose it and the find another space...

Antjie Krog selects from her most recent poems and also from the poems that best represent...

'n Vreeslose en ekstatiese verkenning van 'n bewussyn wat aftakeling en verweer in die...

The taboos within the tidal moods of the menopause are described with an anger and a verbal...