My drum: Southern African poetry for young people, Volume 1

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Hippogriff Press, 1988 - Children's poetry, South African - 54 pages
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My drum / Francis Faller -- Birdsong : Song of the Desert Lark to Nampti -- Song of Nampti, the Little Bushman Girl / Eugene Marais -- Song of the Bush-shrike (Traditional Zulu) -- Izintakana (Zulu song) -- Funny people : Limerick -- Matthew Farnham / Gus Ferguson -- Alan / Susan Randall -- Haiku / Gus Ferguson --The Plumick / Kathy Hofmeyr -- Fire and water : Somersault / Lionel Abrahams -- Pool / Lionel Abrahams -- Firebowl / Sydney Clouts -- Future Power / Sydney Clouts -- Earth and sky : The Winterman / Lionel Murcott -- Die Beiteltjie / N. P. van Wyk Louw -- Tshihwilili Tshanga : Tshihwilili Tshanga (Venda song) -- Potilo (Venda song) -- Okheth' Omthandayo (Zulu song) -- Looking back : Bring the Cattle Home (Rishile Poets) -- The Foe (Traditional Zulu) -- Dis Al / Jan F. E. Celliers -- Galiema / David Kramer and Taliep Petersen -- Rain : Mvula (Venda song) -- Aline Lona (Zulu song) -- The Dance of the Rain / Eugene Marais -- Pula (Setswana proverb) -- Christmas in Africa : Desert December / Dorian Haarhoff -- Thinking About a White Christmas / Fhazel Johennesse -- Hppy!ness / Farouk Asvat -- Praise poetry : Izibonga : In Praise of Langa / Sol Plaatje -- Praises of Lobengula (Traditional Ndebele) -- Praise Names to the Child / Mandlakayise Sithole -- An Azanian Abecedarius / Tessa Welch. Word play : From the Files of the President of SLUG / Gus Ferguson -- Reading and Writing / Nicole Faller -- Midsummer's Night / David Brindley -- Soccer / Pattmore Dotiro -- A Cheer Song for Soccer Fans -- Memories and journeys : Spell For Remembering / Jeni Couzyn -- My Mother / Jaqualine Tswabole -- Grandfather / Dorian Haarhoff -- Sailing Alone Around the World / Gus Ferguson -- The Man of Smoke / Njabulo Ndebele -- Questions : Sea-eagle / Jeni Couzyn -- A Dialogue that Indicates that God Exists / Gus Ferguson -- The Stars / Danya Copans -- Boy on a Swing / Oswald Mtshali -- Why? / Maria Kistner -- Working life : Song / Gouveia de Lemos -- Night-time / Mongane Wally Serote -- The Voice of the Worker / Mi S'Dumo Hlatshwayo -- Make your own poem : Three image poems / Emma Anderson -- Generation 2001 / Tessa Welch -- South African nursery rhymes / Meyerowitz and Welch -- Shona riddles -- Two street songs -- from No More Strangers / Mongane Wally Serote -- When you go to sleep : Lala 'Baba' (Zulu song) -- Song (Sotho migrant worker) -- from The Jackal / Pauline Smith -- Chief Above and Chief Below (Traditional Zulu story poem) -- Die Miskruier / Breyten Breytenbach -- Sleep My Little Love / Breyten Breytenbach.

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Section 2
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Section 3
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