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Antjie Krog

On the pain of death

<b>Antjie Krog</b> gave the keynote address at the Goethe-Institut's <i>Über(W)unden Art in Troubled Times</i> conference. This is an extract.

De la Rey: Afrikaner absolution

The view of most commentators is that the De la Rey song is a call to mobilise Afrikaners against black people in general and the government in particular. High-powered editors, columnists, radio and television hosts read the lyrics as ''right-wing exclusivity'' and a ''whining for lost power''. A government minister yawned and warned.

A space for the disgraced

Our political chickens, in different guises, are coming home to roost. Perhaps it is time to consider what the repercussions could be if we continue to reject and to ridicule those who try to deal with the consequences of their political actions. Quite apart from the sentence of the court, the behaviour of the accused too often condemns them to the ranks of fools, writes Antjie Krog.

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