Cover

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pp. 1-1

Copyright

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. 6-7

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Acknowledgements

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pp. 7-8

I gratefully acknowledge the help of the following people in writing this book:
Petrovna Metelerkamp for giving freely of information and advice; ...

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1: Writing Ingrid Jonker

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pp. 9-15

When Ingrid Jonker took her own life by walking into the sea at Three Anchor Bay in Cape Town on 19 July 1965 at the age of 31, she became the stuff of legend and rumour. Looking back on ...

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2: Childhood and youth, 1933-1951

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pp. 16-31

The beginning was inauspicious. Ingrid Jonker was born on 19 September 1933 on a farm near Douglas in the Northern Cape where her mother Beatrice was staying with her ...

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3: Early adulthood, marriage and motherhood, 1952-1958

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pp. 32-54

That Ingrid did not get the opportunity to attend university is a recurrent theme in many of her friends’ recollections of her. Most of them blamed her father for depriving ...

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4: Seperation, divorce and a new relationship, 1959-1962

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pp. 55-78

Ingrid’s move to Johannesburg proved to be a rude awakening to the realities of life in South Africa for which the bohemian idyll of Clifton had not prepared ...

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5: Prize-winning poet, 1963-1964

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pp. 79-107

There is a tendency to emphasise Ingrid Jonker’s sexuality, her vulnerability, her artistic talent and emotional volatility to such a degree that her interest in the politics of the day ...

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6: Last days, 1965

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pp. 108-138

By the beginning of 1965 Ingrid thought that her relationship with André Brink was secure. It was in fact the one thing that gave her some hope in an otherwise bleak start to the...

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7: Afterlife

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pp. 139-153

On 30 July 1965 Jack wrote in his diary that Ingrid had made a will in which she appointed him her executor. Although this will was invalid because there were no witnesses, Jack was ...

Notes

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pp. 154-162

Index

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pp. 163-166