In the Heat of Shadows. South African Poetry 1996-2013
South African poetry today is charged with restlessness, burstng with diversity. Gone is the intense inward focus required to deal with a situation of systematic oppression, the enclosing effort of concentration on a single predicament. While politics and identity continue to be central themes, the poetry since the late 1990s reveals a richer investigation of ancestors and history, alongside more experimentation with language and translation; and enduring concern with the touchstones of love, loss, memory, and acts of witnessing. In the Heat of Shadows: South African Poetry 1996-2013 presents work by 33 poets and includes some translations from Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho and Xitsonga. This collection follows on from Denis HirsonĂ­s 1997 anthology The Lava of this Land: South African Poetry 1960-1996.
Author : Hirson Denis
Published : 2014
Book Type : book
Category : Poetry
Number of Pages : 120

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