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South African literature

South African literature

An overview of the main currents in South African literature, from Olive Schreiner's depiction of life on isolated Karoo farms to more recent work...
Ingrid Jonker

Ingrid Jonker – the child is not dead

The memory of poet Ingrid Jonker lives on in South Africa. She inspired Nelson Mandela to quote her poem in his inauguration speech and she posthumously received the Order of Ikhamanga for her contribution to literature and commitment to the struggle for human rights. Her work is loved around the world.

100 reasons to love the past

South African author Peter Joyce has written an accessible history of South Africa, told through 100 unforgettable moments that shaped the country over centuries.
The Iliad goes local


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