Diana Ferrus

Poetry, Art & Literature

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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.

Friday, November 11, 2005

SAARTJIE BAARTMAN

Click here to read the article about Diana Ferrus's involvement in bringing Saartjie Baartman back to South Africa.
http://www.litnet.co.za/seminaar/saartjie1.asp

Click here to read her poem "I've come to take you home"

Lees Jason Lloyd se artikel oor Saartjie "Sarah Bartmann is vergete"
http://www.litnet.co.za/oopbek/jason04.asp

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