Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by Antjie Krog Sept. 18

September 14, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Antjie Krog, professor at the University of the Western Cape, will present “The Point of Rich Points: Translation as a Form of Reconciliation,” at 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 18, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Antjie Krog is one of South Africa's most critically acclaimed and politically astute writers. Krog has received awards for both poetry and nonfiction, including the Hertzog Prize for "Lady Anne" (1989) and for "Synapse" (2014); the Olive Schreiner Prize and the Alan Paton Prize for "Country of My Skull" (1998); and the Vita Poetry Award for "Down to my Last Skin" (2000). Krog has been honored by the Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture and by the Central European University.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. — coffee, tea and light lunch fare are provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit

The event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Global Studies.

Last Updated September 20, 2017