in a burning sea

Contemporary Afrikaans Poetry in Translation

Marlise Joubert

This anthology is a collection of poems from thirty contemporary poets whose work is a good reflection of the current trends evident in Afrikaans literature. While a number of translated works have been available to the wider South African readership, only a handful of high-profile individuals continue to enjoy international recognition.
Date Published :
January 2015
Publisher :
Protea Boekhuis
Illustration :
black and white photos
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781485301073
Pages : 352
Dimensions : 8 X 5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


This anthology is a collection of Afrikaans poems with their English translations from poets who are actively writing and publishing. The editor hopes it will go some way towards remedying the present lack of exposure and encourage future publications offering translations of writing also representative of the broader traditions of historical and twentieth-century Afrikaans poetry. Individuals were asked to submit up to ten poems; some offered their own translations, but for the remainder, a panel of excellent English translators were used. In each case the poet worked in close collaboration with the translator of his or her choice.

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