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  • Paperback
  • 376 pages
  • A Change of Tongue
  • Antjie Krog
  • English
  • 09 January 2018
  • 0958446849

A Change of Tongue[Read] ➬ A Change of Tongue Author Antjie Krog – Essayreview.co.uk Identity, belonging and voyages of personal discovery are but some of the themes inventively explored in the author s first full length work to appear in English since the publication of Country of my Identity, belonging and voyages of personal discovery are but some of the themes inventively explored in the author s first full length work to appear in English since the publication of Country of my skullIn times of fundamental change, people tend to find a space, lose it and then find another space as life and the world transform around them What does this metamorphosis entail and in what ways are we affected by it How do we live through it and what may we become on our journey toward each other, particularly A Change PDF/EPUB or when the space and places from which we depart are at least on the surface so vastly different Ranging freely and often wittily across many terrains, this brave book by one of South Africa s foremost writers and poets provides a unique and compelling discourse on living creatively in Africa today.


About the Author: Antjie Krog

Krog grew up on a farm, attending primary and secondary school in Kroonstad In she earned a BA Hons degree in English from the University of the Orange Free State, and an MA in Afrikaans from the University of Pretoria in With a teaching diploma from the University of South Africa UNISA she would lecture at a segregated teacher s training college for black South AfricansShe is married to architect John Samuel and has four children Andries, Susan, Philip, and Willem In she joined the Arts faculty of the A Change PDF/EPUB or University of the Western Cape.


10 thoughts on “A Change of Tongue

  1. says:

    Change of Tongue has a 19th century ichthyological illustration of a flat fish on the cover Why I recall that the Afrikaans word for sole is tongvis , so surmise there must be a connection Antjie Krog is a skilled Afrikaans poet though she writes her prose in English , and her choices of words and images frequently surprise and enchant Deep into the book I learn that a sole starts life as a normal symmetrical fish, but undergoes an amazing transformation, one eye migrating across the a Change of Tongue has a 19th century ichthyological illustration of a flat fish on the cover Why I recall that the Afrikaans word for sole is tongvis , so surmise there must be a connection Antjie Krog is a skilled Afrikaans poet though she writes her prose in English , and her choices of words and images frequently surprise and enchant Deep into the book I learn that a sole starts life as a normal symmetrical fish, but undergoes an amazing transformation, one eye migrating across the axis of symmetry and the entire anatomy adapting to life on the ocean floor This becomes a metaphor for the transformation that white South Africans must undergo if we are to thrive in a post apartheid world.Krog weaves the threads of multiple stories into a coherent tapestry a farm child living on the banks of the Valsch River on the outskirts of the Free State town of Kroonstad, a sensitive teenager becoming aware of the injustices of apartheid while finding her voice as a poet, as a teacher in a township school, a journalist covering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a member of a poetic caravan travelling from Dakar to Timbuctou, and a translator struggling to find the right words to translate Nelson Mandela s autobiography What word do you use to translate African when Afrikaner has already been appropriated I am just a few years younger than Krog she was born in 1952 and have experienced much the same history I was enthralled by her stories and insights, which triggered many memories and provoked me to reflect on my attitudes and actions In many ways it is a prophetic book Published in 2003, prior to the blossoming of State capture and the lost Zuma years, we see the realisation of many of Krog s hopes and fears

  2. says:

    Although this book speaks to the South Africa of the past excavates and surfaces memories and reminders that are not comfortable it counts as one of the best, interesting and fascinating novels I have read The story will find resonance with readers globally the story is all too familiar racism, judgement, inequality juxtoposed with humanity, tolerance and the will to risk to improve the life of another Poignant, sometimes disturbing.This is on my to re read list.

  3. says:

    A Change of Tongue is a challenging, thought provoking, fascinating read Having spent some time in Kroonstad as an army conscript during the last years of the apartheid government and having been a young adult during first years of our democratic government this book made me realise that there is a long way to go but that we have done a good part of this never ending journey already.

  4. says:

    A stunning and brave exploration to the complex social fabric of modern South Africa and the definition of being African.

  5. says:

    A Change of Tongue is the sequel to the famous Country of My Skull Begging to Be Black follows it As tempting as it is to compare the books in the trilogy, I think the three are, ultimately, individually incomparable For reasons unknown, I didn t read this book when it was published But sometimes a book finds you when you need to read it This is the way it was for me with A Change of Tongue I simply adored this book It is hysterically funny by turns and horrifically haunting at others It A Change of Tongue is the sequel to the famous Country of My Skull Begging to Be Black follows it As tempting as it is to compare the books in the trilogy, I think the three are, ultimately, individually incomparable For reasons unknown, I didn t read this book when it was published But sometimes a book finds you when you need to read it This is the way it was for me with A Change of Tongue I simply adored this book It is hysterically funny by turns and horrifically haunting at others It is a portrait of South Africa past and present like no other Krog is a master of the kind of writing that relentlessly lifts the curtain on the politics of the personal But this is not what makes the writing singular Many writers have been brilliantly capable of such an illustration What makes Krog s writing so unique is the way in which she exposes, with the same relentlessness, the personal nature of the political the way in which political action, political choices and political risk and danger touches the body, moves it and changes it or not A Change of Tongue is not only a book that all politicians should read, it is a book that all of us who concern ourselves with and are concerned by South Africa, at this moment, cannot afford to ignore

  6. says:

    A Change of Tongue is a complex and brave work exploring the social fabric of modern South Africa and seeks to define what being African truly means Krog has most definitely matured in her style and approach since writing Country of My Skull What I found most fascinating was her fearlessness in tackling racism head on subjects you generally considered taboo are approached openly and in a fair manner What comes into the light is healed All very artfully done Part 5 of the book dealing with A Change of Tongue is a complex and brave work exploring the social fabric of modern South Africa and seeks to define what being African truly means Krog has most definitely matured in her style and approach since writing Country of My Skull What I found most fascinating was her fearlessness in tackling racism head on subjects you generally considered taboo are approached openly and in a fair manner What comes into the light is healed All very artfully done Part 5 of the book dealing with her African poetry trip to Timbuktu is a must read to appreciate our uniqueness as South Africans and gain insight into some of the challenges faced in the far north African countries I loved this quote Fo no one, in the North or the South, can escape the cold fact that we are a single humanity What was also refreshing was her honesty and openness in why she has chosen to write her current and future works in English as opposed to Afrikaans, her mother tongue.I would venture that this book is required reading for all who are proud to call themselves South African With this level of authorship, Krog must be in line for a Nobel in the foreseeable future

  7. says:

    This book gave me many different perspectives on the problems and challenges facing post apartheid South Africa Antjie Krog says herself that she has a talent for telling a story and she certainly proves it here For years I ve been putting off reading it and then I braced myself for a hard slog To my great surprise it was very easy to read often heartbreakingly sad but at times so funny that I laughed out loud Antjie Krog interweaves much of her autobiography into the book Having read some This book gave me many different perspectives on the problems and challenges facing post apartheid South Africa Antjie Krog says herself that she has a talent for telling a story and she certainly proves it here For years I ve been putting off reading it and then I braced myself for a hard slog To my great surprise it was very easy to read often heartbreakingly sad but at times so funny that I laughed out loud Antjie Krog interweaves much of her autobiography into the book Having read some essays by Antjie s mother Dot Serfortein , I enjoyed getting to know her better, too

  8. says:

    I began reading this immediately after finishing the fantastic Country of My Skull by the same author, because I wanted to readby her This book is different in a lot of ways, but still a fantastic and engaging read It mixes fictional short stories together withclearly autobiographical sections, and givesof a personal perspective to the situation Again, a really, really recommended read to understandof South Africa s history, and to read truly beautiful writing.

  9. says:

    A gripping transformative tale of Krog s wanderings and experiences of the truth throughout her childhood, and as a budding author for the SABC This book will leave the reader questioning every sentence as to its meaning, and many chapters will leave the reader captivated long after the book has been closed A gripping story of change and acceptance, tolerance and forgiveness, but also of loss and love.

  10. says:

    Amazing short essays about life and identity in post apartheid South Africa.

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