The New Century of South African Poetry
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The New Century of South African Poetry presents the challenges of a new millennium. From a 'post-apartheid' perspective, South Africa rejoins the world as it seeks a home. Simultaneously, it searches the past for a shared tough diverse inheritance. This is not an updated version of the earlier A Century of South African Poetry, but a major new anthology - of the 450 poems only 16 are common to both books.
The selection ranges from traditional San songs to current voices. Translation ensures representation in English of the different languages of the country. Established figures such as Roy Campbell, N P van Wyk Louw, Mazisi Kunene, Douglas Livingstone, Mongane Wally Serote, and Antjie Krog share the pages with maskanda, kiba, praises and rap.