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Communicating with Agaat

Nicole Devarenne: South African women speak out, 4 August 2005

by Marlene van Niekerk.
Tafelberg, 718 pp., R 250, August 2004, 0 624 04206 5
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A Change of Tongue 
by Antjie Krog.
Random House (South Africa), 376 pp., R 182.95, September 2003, 0 9584468 4 9
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Die Onsigbares 
by E.K.M. Dido.
Kwela, 223 pp., R 110, August 2003, 0 7957 0158 6
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... some voices to be heard, while others are silenced. In 1998, the Afrikaans poet and journalist Antjie Krog published an account of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission entitled Country of My Skull, a mixture of reportage, memoir and transcribed testimony. It recorded the stories of apartheid’s victims, and put them alongside descriptions of the ...

One Long Scream

Jacqueline Rose: Trauma and Justice in South Africa, 23 May 2019

... lecture in March 2017 was called ‘The Cry of Nomonde Calata’. For the poet Antjie Krog, who was sent by the SABC to report on the commission’s proceedings (in the better days of the SABC, we might say), the cry marked its true beginning. She felt she was witnessing the ‘destruction of language’: ‘To remember the past of ...

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