Xhosa Poets and Poetry

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New Africa Books, 1998 - Folk poetry, Xhosa - 365 pages
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Xhosa oral poetry has defied the threats to its integrity over two centuries, to take its place in a free South Africa. This volume establishes the background to this poetic re-emergence, preserving and transmitting the voice of the Xhosa poet.
 

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Great read and well done on airing the voices of Xhosa poets male and female alike. I enjoyed the Preface and look forward to reading more.

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Kakade uyayazi bayagxidika
bagwcele imikhuba yengwcaba
Abadlakazelisi bentliziyo
Umama wam......
umamcirha ongangxengwangwa
Bamtyumza umphefumlo.
Bemzonda
 

Contents

Xhosa izibongo
3
The sructure of izibongo
85
The bones of Mfanta
143
Xhosa literature in newspapers
225
Dateline for Xhosa literature 18201930
324
Bibliography
341
Index
355
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