Antjie Krog

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Birthday
23, 1952
Birthplace
South Africa
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1952 (age 66)
Birthplace
South Africa

About

South African poet, author, and academic known for Januarie-Suite, Country of My Skull, and other works. Her numerous literary honors include the Hertzog Prize, the Alan Paton Award, and the Olive Schreiner Prize.

Before Fame

She spent her youth on her family's South African farm, and she scandalized her Afrikaans community by writing a 1970 anti-Apartheid poem for her school's literary magazine.

Trivia

She was accused of plagiarism in 2006, but she vehemently denied the charges.

Family Life

She married John Samuel, an architect, and had four children and several grandchildren.

Associated With

She has been compared to Pablo Neruda.