The Penguin Book of Southern African Verse

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9780140585100: The Penguin Book of Southern African Verse

This volume includes the work of over 120 poets of Southern Africa which includes Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Many items are translations into English - from Afrikaans, Dutch, Portuguese, San, Shona, Sotho, Tswana, Xhosa and Zulu.

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Thresholds Of Identity by Lionel Abrahams
The Whiteman Blues by Lionel Abrahams
The Concert by Anschusa [pseud.]
The First Stone Of The New Castle by Anschusa [pseud.]
The Giraffe by Anschusa [pseud.]
The Horse Cursed By The Sun by Anschusa [pseud.]
The Hyena by Anschusa [pseud.]
The Hyena Addressing Her Young Ones by Anschusa [pseud.]
The Lord's Prayer (literal Translation) by Anschusa [pseud.]
A War (?) In The Desert by Anschusa [pseud.]
The Zebra by Anschusa [pseud.]
Address by Andrew Geddes Bain
Polyglot Medley by Andrew Geddes Bain
Limpopo by Walter Battiss
Note On A Shop In The Muceque by Geraldo Bessa Victor
The Old Mulemba by Geraldo Bessa Victor
African Student (shakespeare For A-level) by Noel Harry Brettell
On An Inyanga Road by Noel Harry Brettell
Eavesdropper by Breyten Breytenbach
Menace Of The Sick by Breyten Breytenbach
Sleep My Little Love by Breyten Breytenbach
Testament Of A Rebel by Breyten Breytenbach
We Shall Overcome by Breyten Breytenbach
Epitaph On A Diamond Digger by Albert Brodrick
Joe's Luck by Albert Brodrick
On A Government Surveyor by Albert Brodrick
Shu' Shu' Of Delgo (jim's Yarn) by Albert Brodrick
A General Description Of Men And Things In Cape Town by Frederic Brooks
Cold by Dennis Brutus
Letters To Martha, 1 And 2 (1) by Dennis Brutus
Letters To Martha, 1 And 2 (2) by Dennis Brutus
Great-great-grandmother by Frederick Guy Butler
In Memoriam, J. A. R., Drowned, East London by Frederick Guy Butler
Stranger To Europe by Frederick Guy Butler
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (1) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (10) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (100) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (11) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (12) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (13) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (14) by Luis De Camoens
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The Lusiads, Canto 5 (2) by Luis De Camoens
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The Lusiads, Canto 5 (3) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (30) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (31) by Luis De Camoens
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The Lusiads, Canto 5 (39) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (4) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (40) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (41) by Luis De Camoens
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The Lusiads, Canto 5 (47) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (48) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (49) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (5) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (50) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (51) by Luis De Camoens
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The Lusiads, Canto 5 (6) by Luis De Camoens
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The Lusiads, Canto 5 (64) by Luis De Camoens
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The Lusiads, Canto 5 (7) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (70) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (71) by Luis De Camoens
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The Lusiads, Canto 5 (79) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (8) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (80) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (81) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (82) by Luis De Camoens
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The Lusiads, Canto 5 (89) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (9) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (90) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (91) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (92) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (93) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (94) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (95) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (96) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (97) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (98) by Luis De Camoens
The Lusiads, Canto 5 (99) by Luis De Camoens
On A Shipmate, Pero Moniz, Dying At Sea by Luis De Camoens
The Wayzgoose, Part 1 (1928) by Ignatius Royston Dunnachie Campbell
I'm Far From What I Call My Home by John Campbell
An Epitaph by Julius Chingono
A Hanging, Zomba Central Prison by Frank Mkalawile Chipasula
Tramp by Frank Mkalawile Chipasula
Warrior by Frank Mkalawile Chipasula
After The Poem by Sydney Clouts
Firebowl by Sydney Clouts
Roy Kloof by Sydney Clouts
The Flying Dutchman by Ian Duncan Colvin
Tristan Da Cunha by Ian Duncan Colvin
My Father's Hands by Jeni Couzyn
World War 2 by Jeni Couzyn
Ode To A Lost Cargo In A Ship Called Save by Jose Craveirinha
The Tasty 'tanjarines' Of Inhambane by Jose Craveirinha
Group Photo From Pretoria Local .. Fourth Anniversary by Jeremy Cronin
Lullaby by Jeremy Cronin
The River That Flows Through Our Land by Jeremy Cronin
To Learn How To Speak by Jeremy Cronin
A Song Of The Wagon-whip by Samuel Cron Cronwright
1818. M. Francois Le Vaillant Recalls His Travels To (1)... by Patrick Roland Cullinan
1818. M. Francois Le Vaillant Recalls His Travels To (2)... by Patrick Roland Cullinan
The Barn-yard by Sheila Cussons
Yellow Gramophone by Sheila Cussons
Prejudice Against Colour by Langham Dale
The Poem Of Joao by Noemia De Sousa
A Ballad Of Hunters by Charles Jonathan (jonty) Driver
Letter To Breyton Breytenbach From Hong Kong by Charles Jonathan (jonty) Driver
Visitation by John Dronsfield
Prayer For A Thief by Phil Du Plessis
He Was A Man Of Jokes Outside Office by Oswald Basize Dube
Lourenco Marques by Charles Eglinton
Confrontation With An Artist by Elisabeth Eybers
Narrative by Elisabeth Eybers
Reflection by Elisabeth Eybers
Snail by Elisabeth Eybers
Magwere, Who Waits Wondering (1) by Kingsley Fairbridge
Magwere, Who Waits Wondering (2) by Kingsley Fairbridge
Magwere, Who Waits Wondering (3) by Kingsley Fairbridge
South African Exhibition, 1907 by Kingsley Fairbridge
Lost City by Harold Farmer
Adieu To Fortune by Henry Francis Fynn
The Natal Hunters by Allen F. Gardiner
An Answer by Perceval Gibbon
Mooimeisjes by Perceval Gibbon
Apollo Cafe by Stephen Gray
Hottentot Venus by Stephen Gray
The Four Roads by Alice M. Greene
In Defence Of Poetry by Pascal Mafika Gwala
My House Is Bugged by Pascal Mafika Gwala
The New Dawn by Pascal Mafika Gwala
Mind Pictures by Emily Alice Haigh
Verses (1) by William Henry
Verses (10) by William Henry
Verses (11) by William Henry
Verses (12) by William Henry
Verses (13) by William Henry
Verses (14) by William Henry
Verses (15) by William Henry
Verses (16) by William Henry
Verses (2) by William Henry
Verses (3) by William Henry
Verses (4) by William Henry
Verses (5) by William Henry
Verses (6) by William Henry
Verses (7) by William Henry
Verses (8) by William Henry
Verses (9) by William Henry
The Slighted Wife by Aaron C. Hodza
Deep by Timothy Holmes
Room For All by Timothy Holmes
The Flight Of The White South Africans (1) by Christopher Hope
The Flight Of The White South Africans (2) by Christopher Hope
The Flight Of The White South Africans (3) by Christopher Hope
Lines On A Boer War Pin-up Girl Seen In The Falcon Hotel... by Christopher Hope
Monologue In A Rand Hospital by William Elijah Hunter
Poem Of Alienation by Antonio Jacinto
A Beggar Named Mokopi by Wopko Pieter Jensma
In Memoriam Akbar Babool by Wopko Pieter Jensma
In Memoriam Ben Zwane by Wopko Pieter Jensma
The Making Of A Servant by James James Ranisi Jolobe
Bitterberry Daybreak by Ingrid Jonker
The Child Who Was Shot Dead By Soldiers In Nyanga by Ingrid Jonker
Half-ballad Of Waterval by Rudyard Kipling
Stellenbosch by Rudyard Kipling
Death Certificate by Rui Knopfli
Kwela For Tomorrow by Rui Knopfli
The Taking Of The Koppie by Uys Krige
Dawn by Joseph C. Kumbirai
'advice' To A Young Poet by Mazisi Kunene
Death Of The Miners Or, The Widows Of The Earth by Mazisi Kunene
A Meeting With Vilakazi, The Great Zulu Poet by Mazisi Kunene
Nozizwe by Mazisi Kunene
When My Poems Were Lost by Mazisi Kunene
Oom Gert's Story by C. Louis Leipoldt
Auld Robin Gray by Anne Lindsay
Bad Run At King's Rest by Douglas Livingstone
Bateleur by Douglas Livingstone
On Clouds by Douglas Livingstone
A Piece Of Earth by Douglas Livingstone
The Sleep Of My Lions by Douglas Livingstone
Vanderdecken by Douglas Livingstone
Dedication by N. P. Van Wyk Louw
Oh Wide And Sad Land by N. P. Van Wyk Louw
Raka, Part 1 (the Coming Of Raka) by N. P. Van Wyk Louw
Desert Conflict by Calvin Makabo
Woman by Valente Ngwenya Malangatana
This Poem Is Dedicated To Brother Andries Raditsela by Nise Malange
Two Choruses From Pula (1) by Matsemela Cain Manaka
Two Choruses From Pula (2) by Matsemela Cain Manaka
The Comrades Marathon; Burn Not The House Of Pinar The Poet! by Chris Zithulele Mann
The Poet's Progress by Chris Zithulele Mann
After Wiriyamu Village Massacre By Portuguese by Jack A. Mapanje
Baobab Fruit Picking (or Development In Monkey Bay) by Jack A. Mapanje
The Cheerful Girls At Smiller's Bar, 1971 by Jack A. Mapanje
On African Writing by Jack A. Mapanje
Steve Biko Is Dead by Jack A. Mapanje
Deep River by Eugene Nielen Marais
Draadlose Wiegeliedgie by Eugene Nielen Marais
'here We Have No Firm Dwelling-place' by Eugene Nielen Marais
Radio Cradle-song by Eugene Nielen Marais
A Maze Of Blood by Ndabazekhaya Cain Ginyilitshe Mathema
The Mantatee Horde by Mtutuzeli Matshoba
The Day They Came For Our House by Don Mattera
Giovanni Azania (on The Birth Of My Son) by Don Mattera
His Praises by Swidi-nonkamfela Mhlongo
Mantis by Ruth Miller
Sterkfontein by Ruth Miller
Still There's No Trace by Mzimkhulu Mnotoza
Neocolonialism by Felix Mnthali
Sizeline by Felix Mnthali
To The Writers' Workshop In Zomba by Felix Mnthali
Speech by Mothibi
The Pleiades by Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi
The Day We Buried Our Bully by Mbuyiseni Oswald Joseph Mtshali
Farewell To My Scooter by Mbuyiseni Oswald Joseph Mtshali
The Removal Of Our Village, Kwabhanya by Mbuyiseni Oswald Joseph Mtshali
Dotito Is Our Brother by Charles L. Mungoshi
A Letter To A Son by Charles L. Mungoshi
My Birds by Solomon M. Mutswairo
The Revolution Of The Aged by Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele
Elegy For The Dead Of Soweto by Thembinkosis Ndlovu
We Must Return by Agostinho (augustinho) Neto
Cosmos In London by Arthur Nortje
Immigrant by Arthur Nortje
Native's Letter by Arthur Nortje
Great Hymn by Ntsikana Gaba
Great Hymn (later Version) by Ntsikana Gaba
Christmas Carol by D. J. Opperman
Fable by D. J. Opperman
Re-encounter by Joaquim Paco D'arcos
Haanetjie's Morning Dialogue by Essop Joe Patel
The Ascent Of Vasco Da Gama by Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa
Azure, Or Green, Or Purple by Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa
The Blighter by Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa
If, After I Die by Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa
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