Country of my skull

Antjie Krog

Vintage 1999
"No one will tell us more about the struggle for the Afrikaner's soul; for this book, like the events it reports, is an act of redemption"
Daily Telegraph

"The power of this passionate and original book comes from its ability to describe universal human horrors which are not distictively Afrikaner or African: to throw light on the nightmare world in which quite ordinary and boring people are transformed into practitioners of terror and counter-terror"
Literary Review

Antjie Krog was born in 1952 in Kroonstad, a town in the Free State province of South Africa. She has published eight volumes of poetry, several of which have been translated into European languages and have won international prizes.

Reporting as Antjie Samuel, the author and her SABC radio team received the Pringle Award for excellence in journalism for their reporting on on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Krog also won the Foreigh Correnpondents'Award for outstanding journalism for her articles on the Truth Commission. She is presently parliamentary editor for SABC radio.

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