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Description DM2000062308:SAED:POLITICS:WOMEN:APARTHEID:MAY1960 - Rebel S.A Poet Writes Of Sharpeville, Orlando, Langa, and... The Child That Died At Langa - I saw the dead chidl as my baby. Poet Ingrid Jonker with her five year old daughter, Simmone. Ingrid describes her daughter's birth as 'one of the great experiences in my life.' When I am asked to talk about my poetry I sometimes feel like answering that poetry should really speak for itself. But I know that this is a bit unreal or perhaps asking too much. Poets speak the words, and the ideas, the thoughts and dreams of everyone. The difference is that they use these words and ideas in a way that, when succesful, is heightened, sharper, clearer, more piercing than in ordinary speech. Now let me say something about my poem 'Die Kind' (The Child), about which so much has been said. Go back to the days in March 1960, when blood flowed in this land. For me it was a time of terrible shock and dismay. Then came the awful news of
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Keywords Drum Magazine,South Africa,May,South African history,black and white image,apartheid,women,vertical,1960,Ingrid Jonker,Simone Jonker,poet,poetry,Mother and child,1960s,
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