ingrid jonker award ceremony speech

The poet Karin Schimke received the Ingrid Jonker Award for her book of poetry. Ingrid Jonker was a famous South African poet. Mandela used one of her poems in one of his keynote speeches. 

Karin was allowed to say a few words as a way of saying ‘thank you’. She does not speech in the form of a poem. 

Here you will find her speech. Her fist acceptance speech, and maybe even her last (as she pointed out herself). 

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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