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Antjie Krog selects from her most recent poems and also from the poems that best represent her work from across a long career.Part One of Skinned contains poems about writing, family and love. The poems in the second part are from the epic poem based on the life of Lady Anne Barnard, and were written during the height of apartheid, while Part Three offers extracts from several speakers who lived in them and before the likes of Lady Anne arrived. Krog includes here re-workings of Bushmen narratives, as well as translations of oral Sepedi, Xhosa and Zulu praise poems. Part Four represents the political turmoil of South Africa and the divisions within Africa, while Part Five includes recent poems that have to do with the betrayals of the body as we age. Including new poems alongside previously published ones from across the decades, Skinned explores the necessity of 'a change of tongue' in order to be.