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In die stille agterkamer | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Marlene van Niekerk

These ekphrastic verses about the paintings of Dutch painter Jan Mankes (1889-1920) reaffirm Van Niekerk’s standing as one of SA’s foremost poets.‚Äč It contain a dozen paintings, each reproduced in colour, accompanied by a verse in Afrikaans, and on the next page its counterpart in Dutch. Mankes lived in tumultuous times, and the poet’s meticulous focus mirrors his obsession with everyday minutiae – despite inhabiting the eye of the storm.

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In die stille agterkamer | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies


Author: Marlene van Niekerk
Category: Poetry & Poetry Anthologies
ISBN: 9780798176545
Date Released: 15 December 2017
Price (incl. VAT): R 250.00
Format: Soft cover, 68pp

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Marlene van Niekerk


Marlene van Niekerk was born on 10 November 1954 on the farm Tygerhoek near Caledon. She attended school in Riviersonderend and Stellenbosch, where she...

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