Tuesday, July 23, 2013
News at Eleven: [Ingrid] Jonker had started writing a new collection
During the night of 19 July 1965, Jonker went to the beach at Three Anchor Bay in Cape Town where she walked into the sea and committed suicide by drowning. On hearing of Jonker's death, her father reportedly said: "They can throw her back in the sea for all I care."
from The Patriotic Vanguard: Poetry: The Child Who Was Shot Dead By Soldiers in Nyanga