Ingrid Jonker

Ingrid Jonker

Literary Birthday – 19 September – Ingrid Jonker

Ingrid Jonker was born 19 September 1933, and died 19 July 1965 One of Ingrid Jonker's most famous poems, The Child, was written after the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre. President Nelson Mandela read it during the opening of South Africa's first democratic Parliament, in May 1994. The…
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