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A Mere Grain of Nothing My Death: A Life in Poetry - Ingrid Jonker (2001)
"Korreltjie niks is my dood" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Biography  -  2001 (Netherlands)
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A study of the South African poet Ingrid Jonker, who upon her death by suicide in 1965 at age 31 left only a few works of poetry - which nevertheless have endured and recently led to a ... See full summary »

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A study of the South African poet Ingrid Jonker, who upon her death by suicide in 1965 at age 31 left only a few works of poetry - which nevertheless have endured and recently led to a revived interest in her writing. Her poem The Child - written about a black baby killed in her mother's arms by white soldiers during 1960 demonstrations - was recited by Nelson Mandela upon opening the first session of the new South African government in 1995. Written by scgary66

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