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In ʼn leefwêreld vervleg: Die gesprek oor Ingrid Jonker op Instagram

Burgert A. Senekal
Literator | Vol 43, No 1 | a1804 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v43i1.1804 | © 2022 Burgert A. Senekal | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 April 2021 | Published: 31 March 2022

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Burgert A. Senekal, Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment, Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa


Intertwined in a living world: The conversation about Ingrid Jonker on Instagram. Ingrid Jonker is a legend in Afrikaans literature who is sometimes compared with figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and James Dean. Because she is such an important figure in Afrikaans literature, the current study examines the conversation around her on the social media platform, Instagram. The current study conducts an analysis of hashtags used in conjunction with #ingridjonker in order to determine which texts, people, places, films, musicians, plays, visual arts, emotions and the like are associated with her on this platform. Her strong connection with André P. Brink is highlighted and it is also shown how she remains relevant across language and medium boundaries.


social media; Instagram; Afrikaans literature; folksonomy; hashtags; Ingrid Jonker; Afrikaans poetry


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