African voices from the past speak again

New series of local writers of yore translated for first time in English

23 June 2019 - 00:00 By TANYA FARBER

Eighteen months ago, celebrated South African author Antjie Krog arrived at the offices of Oxford University Press (OUP) in Cape Town with an idea that was sure to shake the literary world.

Krog, who works at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), had been working with a group of translators to breathe new life into novels and poetry written in indigenous languages up to 105 years ago...

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