Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ingrid Jonker Memorial at Gordon's Bay

(Taken by me)

Also known as South Africa's Sylvia Plath because of the intensity of her work and the tragic course of her turbulent life. Ingrid Jonker (19 September 1933 - 19 July 1965)

At the base of the monumnet are the words of her poem which was read by Nelson Mandela, Die kind : wat doodgeskiet is deur soldate by Nyanga) (The child : who was shot dead by soldiers at Nyanga)), in Afrikaans, during his address at the opening of the first democratic parliament on May 24, 1994.

Read the poem in Afrikaans and English: Click here

Monument in the daytime Picture by Tonymac64.Ingrid Jonker memorial

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