A Change of Tongue

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Random House, 2003 - Social Science - 376 pages
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In times of fundamental change, people tend to find a space, lose it and the find another space as life and the world transform around them. What does this metamorphosis entail and in what ways are we affected by it? How do we live through it and what may we become on our journey toward each other, particularly when the space and places form which we depart are ‚€“ at least on the surface ‚€“ so vastly different?

Ranging freely and often wittily across many terrains, this brave book by one of South Africa‚€™s foremost writers and poets provides a unique and compelling discourse on living creatively in Africa today

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Computer crash, collapse of the Kroonstad water affairs and how things are changing to the worse in SA



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About the author (2003)

ANTJIE KROG'S English prose debut was an extraordinary success. Country of My Skull met with much critical acclaim and unprecedented interest locally and in several markets and various translations published abroad. It won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award, the BookData/South African Booksellers Book of the Year prize, the Hiroshima Foundation Award, the Olive Schreiner Award for the best work of prose published between 1998 and 2000, and received an Honourable Mention in the 1999 Noma Awards for Publishing in Africa. It appears as one of Africa s 100 Best Books of the Twentieth Century in a list compiled and adjudicated by a panel of the continent s leading writers and academics. Down to My Last Skin, a collection of Krog s poetry in English translation, was the inaugural winner of the FNB Vita Poetry Award in 2000. Antjie Krog was born on the farm Middenspruit in the Free State province of South Africa. She is the mother of four children and lives in Cape Town with her architect husband, John Samuel.

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