Antjie Krog: An Ethics of Body and Otherness

Edited by: Judith Lutge Coullie, Andries Visagie

Antjie Krog: An Ethics of Body and Otherness brings together critical responses to the fascinating life's work of one of South Africa's most prominent writers and public figures. As the writer of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission chronicle, Country of My Skull (1998), other works of creative non-fiction, Afrikaans poetry, translations, and journalism, Antjie Krog has, over a career spanning four decades, produced an important body of work informed by her no-holds-barred openness, acute self-awareness, and social engagement. As a public figure, she is both a dissident who provocatively challenges norms and a mediator between cultures. In this book, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the many facets of Antjie Krog's work. The book's essays focus on identity, race, gender, apartheid, trauma, and transformation. There is also a thought-provoking interview with Krog on translation. This book will be of interest to scholars of postcolonial literature, politics, South African literature, as well as media and translation studies. [Subject: African Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Politics, Media Studies, Translation Studies]

Publication Date: 5/15/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781869142537