The child who was shot dead by soldiers and the tragic life of Ingrid Jonker
In the early hours of the morning of 19 July 1965 a lovely young woman walked into the sea at Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, and drowned. Her lifeless body was found by the police in about three feet of water at about 7.30 that morning. And so ended the life of one of South Africa's most promising young writers, a poet of great power and originality, a voice of honesty and openness, a person with a great love of life and the life of words.
Ons Erfdeel. Jaargang 30 · dbnl
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Ingrid Jonker was 'n Afrikaanse skryfster en digteres. 19/9/1933 -19/7/1965, Belangstelling in Ingrid se werke en veral ook in haar kort en tragiese lewe was ná haar dood veel groter as toe sy geleef het. Net 3 digbundels van haar is ooit gepubliseer: Ontvlugting (1956), Rook en oker (1963), en Kantelson (1966). Sy het selfmoord gepleeg deur in die see te loop in Drieankerbaai, Kaapstad