Author: Antjie Krog
Publisher: Zebra Press
Cape Town, 2009
Softcover, 15x23cm, 376 pages
Gesellschaftliche Bestandsaufnahme, schmerzliche Veränderung und Anpassung im südafrikanischen Alltag unter ungewöhnlichen Perspektiven, sind Bestandteil dieses Buches.
Identity, belonging and voyages of personal discovery are but some of the themes inventively explored in Antjie Krog’s first full-length work to appear in English since the publication of Country of My Skull. In times of fundamental change, people tend to find a space, lose it and then find another space as life and the world transform around them.
What does this metamorphosis entail and in what ways are we affected by it? How do we live through it and what may we become on our journey towards each other, particularly when the space and places from which we depart are – at least on the surface – vastly different?
Ranging freely and often wittily across many terrains, this brave book by one of South Africa’s foremost writers and poets provides a unique and compelling discourse on living creatively in South Africa.
Antjie Krog was born in Kroonstad and grew up on a farm in the Free State. She has published eight volumes of poetry, several of which have been translated into European languages and have won local and international prizes.