Antjie Krog: An Ethics of Body & Otherness by Lutje-Coullie, J ed
Publisher: UKZN Press 2014
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.
The writer of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission chronicle, Country of My Skull (1998), and other works of creative non-fiction, Afrikaans poetry, translations and journalism, 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 volume, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the many facets of Krog’s work. 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 and politics, South African literature, as well as media and translation studies.