Antjie Krog

a poet, writer, journalist and academic teacher of Afrikaans origin Next

Born on the 23rd of October 1952 in Kroonstad (South Africa), is a poet, writer, journalist and academic teacher of Afrikaans origin. She studied at the University of the Free State, University of Pretoria and UNISA. In the 1980s she worked at schools in Kroonstad. In 1993, she started working as an editor of a popular paper Die Suid-Afrikaan (The South African) published in Cape Town. In 1995-2000 she worked for South African Broadcasting Corporation as a radio journalist. Krog is an author of many volumes of poetry, prose and dramatic works. Her first poem was published in a school paper and shocked the conservative Afrikaans community with the strong voice of protest against the apartheid policy. She debuted with a volume titled Dogter van Jefta (Daughter of Jephta) in the age of 17. Her poetry discusses love, apartheid, gender and the role of a woman.

Polish translations by Jerzy Koch will be published by Wydawnictwo Literackie publishing house in a volume titled Ciało ograbione as part of the Miłosz Festival publishing project.


fot. Antonia Steyn