Elisabeth Eybers, South African poet, is born

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Elisabeth Eybers.

Friday, 26 February 1915

On 26 February 1915, Elisabeth Eybers was born in Klerksdorp, in the then western Transvaal. She moved to Amsterdam in 1966, and lived there until her death in 2007.

Her poetry was mainly written in Afrikaans, although she translated some of her own work - and those of other Afrikaans poets - into English. Her work was also translated into German, French, Italian and Hebrew.

Works (collections of her poetry):

  • Belydenis in die Skemering (Confession in the twilight), 1936.
  • Die Stil Avontuur (The silent adventure), 1939.
  • Die Vrou en ander verse (The woman and other poems), 1945
  • Die Ander Dors (The other thirst), 1946.
  • Tussensang (In-between song), 1950
  • Helder Halfjaar (Bright half-year), 1956
  • Versamelde Gedigte (Collected poems), 1957
  • Neerslag (Precipitation), 1958
  • Balans (Balance), 1962
  • Onderdak (Shelter), 1965
  • Kruis of Munt (Head or tail), 1973
References:
• Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau.
• Onnet,"Elisabeth Eybers",From: Onnet,[Online],Available at: www.onnet.up.ac.za,[Accessed on: 28 February 2014]  

Last updated : 03-Feb-2014

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011

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