Jan Francois Elias Celliers

(12 January 1865 – 1 June 1940 / Western Cape Province)

Jan Francois Elias Celliers
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Jan Francois Elias Celliers, almost universally known as Jan F.E. Celliers, but occasionally as Jan F.E. Cilliers (12 January 1865 – 1 June 1940) was an Afrikaans-language poet, essayist, dramatist and reviewer. Celliers was one of the three outstanding Afrikaans-language poets who wrote in the immediate wake of the Second Boer War; together with Totius and C. Louis Leipoldt, Celliers' youthful poetry writes of the devastation of the war in the youthful language of Afrikaans. His best poems appear in the 1908 collection Die Vlakte en ander gedigte ("The Plains and Other Poems). Celliers was born near Wellington, Western Cape Province—then Cape Colony—South Africa. After a childhood near... more »

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