Diana Ferrus

Poetry, Art & Literature

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Diana Ferrus works as an administrator at the University of Western Cape. She is interested in recording the stories of black Afrikaans women, and wants to publish an anthology of short stories. This is after she did extensive research about black Afrikaans women writers. Diana is wellknown for her poem about the Khoisan woman Sarah Baartman whose remains were on display in Paris until 1986. In 2002 Diana read her poem for Sarah Baartman at the handing over of the remains to the South African government. "Iv'e come to take you home, home! Remember the veld, the lush green grass beneath the big oak trees, the air is cool there". This poem will be the title poem of her English poetry collection due for publication in August 2010.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


In 2004 Diana and these learners worked together to write up stories of senior citizens from the Elsiesriver area. This culminated in the stories being read at a Heritage day celebration at the Elsiesriver Civic centre. Diana assisted by running workshops with
these children on interviewing-and-writing skills.


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