She has not been forgotten. Her poems are still around. Her life of torment and joy and a watery sea. Her name has been attached to a literary prize, and the shortlist for this year has been made known.
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
In his creative writing many women pass by. What were the thoughts of the writer André Brink (South Africa) on women? Amanda Botha writes about his fictional characters and the real-life women in his life. One of them being the young poet Ingrid Jonker.
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
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