Antjie Krog Biography

Anna Elizabeth (Antjie) Krog was born in 1952 into a family of authors - her mother is the famous Afrikaans writer Dot Serfontein - and made her debut as an Afrikaans poet while still in school, when in 1970 at the age of 18, her first volume of poetry, Dogter van Jefta was published. In 1972 her second volume, Januarie-suite, was published, and in 1973 it received the Eugène Marais Award. She completed a BA Degree and an Honors Degree in English (1973) at the University of the Free State and in 1976, she completed an MA Degree in Afrikaans at the University of Pretoria.

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