Evidence of Antjie Krog using “For all voices, for all victims” as a response to apartheid:
In her poem, “For all voices, for all victims,” Antjie Krog utilizes the first stanza as support to the argument that, “For all voices, for all victims,” was in fact written in response to the struggles experienced during apartheid before the commencement of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This evidence is brought to life in the very first line, “because of you,” (Krog, in Carolin, 2014: l.1) in her poem, “For all voices, for all victims,” where Antjie Krog is addressing someone:
because of you
this country no longer lies
between us but within
The persons that are being addressed are those that were oppressed and victimized in the height of the apartheid era. In this stanza the structure of address provides room for the reader to reason that both, reconc...
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...ll of her people, can also be considered as a nation where all races come together as one, which is ultimately what the new South Africa stands for, ("For all voices, for all victims" by Antjie Krog, 2013).
This paper henceforth draws closed the argument that The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was in fact an opportunity for those who were done in during the apartheid era to take from the past and build on it in order to locate their place in the post-apartheid South Africa which became a country for citizens to feel they belong.
Krog, Antjie. “For All Voices, For All Victims." Eng 2A – South African Poetry. Selected Poems. Ed. Andrew Carolin, 2014, p. 6.
"For all voices, for all victims" by Antjie Krog. (2013, October 19). Retrieved April 28, 2014, from Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/denae7/antjie-krog-for-all-victims-for-all-voices
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