vooruitsig van talle afrikaanse


Here you find a bit of information on the books that will be published later this year in South Africa. These are books written in the Afrikaner language.  I will mention one of the forthcoming publications. This book will be published in the eleventh month of this year. The publisher Umuzi will put on the … Continue reading vooruitsig van talle afrikaanse

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 … Continue reading ingrid jonker award ceremony speech

karin schimke wins 2014


She walked into the open sea. She never came back, alive. A life tormented. A young life. A broken relationship with her father, a politician in the days of apartheid. Nelson Mandela quoted one of her poems. Her name is Ingrid Jonker, she tuned words into poetry. A few years ago I saw a documentary … Continue reading karin schimke wins 2014