INGRID JONKER, 'n biografie

: Metelerkamp (P.)

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437pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018

 

Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker was born in 1933 in the Northern Cape. Her debut volume of poetry, "Ontvlugting", was published in 1956. In 1964, she received the APB Award for her second collection of poems, "Rook en Oker". Ingrid is recognised as one of the group of writers known as the “Sestigers”. She committed suicide in 1965. Her third volume of poetry, "Kantelson", was published posthumously in 1966. Nelson Mandela read her poem, "Die kind (wat doodgeskiet is deur soldate by Nyanga)", in English translation, during his address at the opening of the first democratically elected Parliament in May 1994.

Publisher and writer Petrovna Metelerkamp is the author of "Ingrid Jonker, beeld van 'n digterslewe" and "Ingrid Jonker, a poet's life" and compiler of "Gesprekke oor Ingrid Jonker". She lives in Vermont.