Antjie Krog

Antjie Krog is a poet, writer, journalist, and professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She published 12 volumes of poetry and three non-fiction books: Country of my Skull (1998), on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission; A Change of Tongue (2004), on the transformation in South Africa after 10 years of democracy; and Begging to be Black (2009), on learning to live within a black majority. Krog has been awarded most of the prestigious awards in South Africa for non-fiction, journalism, translation and poetry. She has also received the Stockholm Award from the Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture as well as the Open Society Prize from the Central European University.

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