The lava of this land : South African poetry, 1960-1996 / edited by Denis Hirson

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Subjects: South African poetry--20th century--Translations into English
South African poetry (English)--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Afrikaans (translated from), Khoisan (Other) (translated from), Xhosa (translated from), Zulu (translated from), Xhosa, Afrikaans, Zulu
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Evanston, Ill. : Triquarterly Books, Northwestern University Press, 1997
LC Classification: P, PL
Physical Description: xxviii, 328 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
Introduction
Song of the Broken String / Stephen Watson 3
Our Blood Makes Smoke / Stephen Watson 4
Rain in a Dead Man's Footsteps / Stephen Watson 5
The Rain that Is Male / Stephen Watson 6
The Sound of the Stars / Stephen Watson 7
The Sun, the Moon and the Knife / Stephen Watson 7
The Nature of /Kaggen / Stephen Watson 8
Firebowl / Sydney Clouts 10
Hotknife / Sydney Clouts 11
Stick Song / Sydney Clouts 12
North Wind / Sydney Clouts 12
Within / Sydney Clouts 13
After the Riot / Sydney Clouts 14
Poetry Is Death Cast Out / Sydney Clouts 14
"I went searching for the way of my body ..." / Ingrid Jonker 15
Tokoloshe / Ingrid Jonker 15
Bitterberry Daybreak / Ingrid Jonker 16
Pregnant Woman / Ingrid Jonker 16
Homesickness for Cape Town / Ingrid Jonker 18
The Child Who Was Shot Dead by Soldiers in Nyanga / Ingrid Jonker 18
The Land of the People Once Living / Sob. W. Nkuhlu 20
The Contraction and Enclosure of the Land / St. J. Page Yako 24
Nightsong: City / Dennis Brutus 25
Cold / Dennis Brutus 25
Waiting / Arthur Nortje 27
Come, Let Us Sing / Adam Small 29
from Great Krismis Prayer / Adam Small 30
Preacher / Adam Small 31
On the P'rade / Adam Small 32
Gesondheid! / Adam Small 33
Five quatrains from Black Bronze Beautiful / Adam Small 34
Alexandra / Mongane Wally Serote 39
City Johannesburg / Mongane Wally Serote 40
I Will Wait / Mongane Wally Serote 41
Ofay-Watcher Looks Back / Mongane Wally Serote 42
For Don M. - Banned / Mongane Wally Serote 43
Milk and Corn / Mongane Wally Serote 43
Hell, Well, Heaven / Mongane Wally Serote 44
Two extracts from No Baby Must Weep / Mongane Wally Serote 45
"I will die and go to my father ..." / Breyten Breytenbach 49
my heritage / Breyten Breytenbach 50
"how drowsy we were wrapped in coolness ..." / Breyten Breytenbach 51
the truth / Breyten Breytenbach 52
plagiarism / Breyten Breytenbach 53
your letter / Breyten Breytenbach 55
december / Breyten Breytenbach 56
for Francooi Viljoen / Breyten Breytenbach 59
Spanner in the What? Works / Wopko Jensma 61
Cry Me a River / Wopko Jensma 62
Our King / Wopko Jensma 63
My Hands / Wopko Jensma 64
Confidentially Yours / Wopko Jensma 64
Now That It's Too Late / Wopko Jensma 66
My Brother / Wopko Jensma 67
Joburg Spiritual / Wopko Jensma 68
"A tooth dressed up in jackboots ..." / Eva Bezwoda 71
"Sometimes the mouth's a locked cell ..." / Eva Bezwoda 71
The Bullet / Eva Bezwoda 72
Villages / Eva Bezwoda 72
Ice Floes / Eva Bezwoda 73
"He lay with her ..." / Eva Bezwoda 73
Be Gentle / Njabulo S. Ndebele 75
The Revolution of the Aged / Njabulo S. Ndebele 75
The Man of Smoke / Njabulo S. Ndebele 77
Boy on a Swing / Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali 81
Men in Chains / Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali 81
Amagoduka at Glencoe Station / Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali 82
The Detribalised / Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali 85
Talismans / Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali 88
The Pension Jiveass / Mandla Langa 90
Death of the Miners or The Widows of the Earth / Mazisi Kunene 91
The Political Prisoner / Mazisi Kunene 92
The Tyrant / Mazisi Kunene 93
A Note to All Surviving Africans / Mazisi Kunene 94
To My Friend Solomon Hailu / Mazisi Kunene 94
Clothed Nakedness / Sheila Cussons 96
Organ / Sheila Cussons 96
The Barn-Yard / Sheila Cussons 97
Yellow Gramophone / Sheila Cussons 98
Pearl / Sheila Cussons 98
Africa Love / Wilma Stockenstrom 100
East Coast / Wilma Stockenstrom 100
Koichab's Water / Wilma Stockenstrom 101
The Rock / Wilma Stockenstrom 101
Confession of a Glossy Starling / Wilma Stockenstrom 103
The Skull Laughs though the Face Cries / Wilma Stockenstrom 104
Housebreaking of the Mamba / Wilma Stockenstrom 105
Three sections from Christmas in Africa / Jeni Couzyn 106
Like a Wheel / Oupa Thando Mthimkulu 117
Nineteen Seventy-Six / Oupa Thando Mthimkulu 117
Staffrider / Motshile Nthodi 119
South African Dialogue / Motshile Nthodi 122
Wooden Spoon / K. Zwide 125
Da Same, Da Same / Sipho Sepamla 126
Gumba, Gumba, Gumba / Mafika Gwala 128
Bonk'abajahile / Mafika Gwala 131
Kwela-Ride / Mafika Gwala 134
Tap-Tapping / Mafika Gwala 134
One Small Boy Longs for Summer / Mafika Gwala 135
It is Sleepy in the "Coloured" Townships / Chris van Wyk 137
Candle / Chris van Wyk 138
The Road / Chris van Wyk 139
We Can't Meet Here, Brother / Chris van Wyk 140
In Detention / Chris van Wyk 140
A Riot Policeman / Chris van Wyk 141
The Eruption of Langa, 30th March 1960 / Peter Horn 143
Local History / Stephen Gray 144
Song of the Gold Coming In / Stephen Gray 144
To Have Love / Patrick Cullinan 147
The First, Far Beat / Patrick Cullinan 147
The Dust in the Wind / Patrick Cullinan 147
North / Patrick Cullinan 148
Sir Tom / Patrick Cullinan 149
Etruscan Girl / Patrick Cullinan 151
Letters / Don Maclennan 154
"Winter sunlight, clean as a cut orange ..." / Don Maclennan 155
Funeral III / Don Maclennan 155
Gentling a Wildcat / Douglas Livingstone 157
A Piece of Earth / Douglas Livingstone 159
Mpondo's Smithy, Transkei / Douglas Livingstone 160
"To learn how to speak ..." / Jeremy Cronin 163
"Our land holds ..." / Jeremy Cronin 164
White Face, Black Mask / Jeremy Cronin 165
Poem-Shrike / Jeremy Cronin 166
Motho ke Motho ka Batho Babang / Jeremy Cronin 167
Walking on Air / Jeremy Cronin 168
I Saw Your Mother / Jeremy Cronin 176
Your Deep Hair / Jeremy Cronin 177
The Dancer / Gcina Mhlophe 178
The Body Is a Country of Joy and Pain / Douglas Reid Skinner 180
Law and Order / Douglas Reid Skinner 182
The Raining / Donald Parenzee 185
Interview / Donald Parenzee 185
Changes at the Settlement / Donald Parenzee 186
Childhood in Heidelberg / Andries Walter Oliphant 188
Poem for My Mother / Andries Walter Oliphant 189
After Life / Andries Walter Oliphant 190
Song of the Unemployed / Andries Walter Oliphant 191
The Hunger Striker / Andries Walter Oliphant 192
Blue / Andries Walter Oliphant 193
Small Passing / Ingrid de Kok 195
Our Sharpeville / Ingrid de Kok 197
Sun, Aloe, Rain / Ingrid de Kok 198
To Drink Its Water / Ingrid de Kok 200
This Thing We Learn from Others / Ingrid de Kok 201
Brush Stroke / Ingrid de Kok 202
Inner Note / Ingrid de Kok 203
Ground Wave / Ingrid de Kok 204
North-West Cape, 1985 / Stephen Watson 205
Descending, Late / Stephen Watson 205
Easter Transit / Phil du Plessis 208
Three sections from Foretelling / Petra Muller 209
Ma / Antjie Krog 211
Song of the Cyclists / Antjie Krog 211
a one-dimensional song for the northern free state, more specifically middenspruit / Antjie Krog 213
lovesong after the music of K. E. Ntsane / Antjie Krog 214
"I don't glance at your grizzled hair ..." / Antjie Krog 215
transparency of the sole / Antjie Krog 216
refused march at Kroonstad Monday 23 Oct 1989 / Antjie Krog 218
land / Antjie Krog 219
Dispossessed Words / Karen Press 220
Tikolosh / Karen Press 222
Statues / Karen Press 222
Heart's Hunger / Karen Press 223
Needlework / Karen Press 227
The First Thirty-Seven Years / Karen Press 227
Can't Stand, Can't Dance / Karen Press 228
from Tiresias in the City of Heroes / Karen Press 228
Dark City / Robert Berold 231
Two Meditations on Chuang Tsu / Robert Berold 231
Praise Poem / Robert Berold 233
There Is a River in Me / Robert Berold 234
meet me / Robert Berold 234
Those Days / Robert Berold 235
Poem from Botswana / Kelwyn Sole 236
Presence / Kelwyn Sole 237
Mankunku / Kelwyn Sole 239
The National Question / Kelwyn Sole 239
Woman, Trespassing in a Garden / Kelwyn Sole 240
Homecoming / Kelwyn Sole 242
Housing Targets / Kelwyn Sole 243
Tamed / Tatamkhulu Afrika 247
The Funeral of Anton Fransch / Tatamkhulu Afrika 250
The Trap / Tatamkhulu Afrika 252
The Mugging / Tatamkhulu Afrika 254
Who Were You? / Tatamkhulu Afrika 256
Cat on a High Yard Wall / Tatamkhulu Afrika 257
Remembering / Tatamkhulu Afrika 259
Solitary Child / Tatamkhulu Afrika 260
Nightrider / Tatamkhulu Afrika 261
Sunday Night - On My Own - After the Uitenhage Shootings / Joan Metelerkamp 263
Trees Sky Space / Joan Metelerkamp 264
Dove / Joan Metelerkamp 265
Ghazal / Lisa Combrinck 268
In the Moonlight / Lisa Combrinck 269
Magnolia Blue / Cathy Zerbst 270
Koos Prinsloo [1957-1994] / Johann de Lange 271
Evening Tides I / Ari Sitas 274
Ethekwini / Ari Sitas 274
Six sections from Slave Trades / Ari Sitas 276
Track of the Tracks / Sandile Dikeni 282
Family Portrait / Rustum Kozain 285
from Brother, Who Will Bury Me? / Rustum Kozain 286
barracks / Mxolisi M. Nyezwa 288
things change / Mxolisi M. Nyezwa 288
I cannot think of all the pains / Mxolisi M. Nyezwa 289
After Bra W's Flowers / Lesego Rampolokeng 291
In Transition / Lesego Rampolokeng 292
For the Oral / Lesego Rampolokeng 294
Wet pain ... tread with care / Lesego Rampolokeng 296
shak-shak / Seitlhamo Motsapi 297
enia / Seitlhamo Motsapi 298
sol/o / Seitlhamo Motsapi 299
mushi / Seitlhamo Motsapi 300
the sun used to be white / Seitlhamo Motsapi 301
missa joe / Seitlhamo Motsapi 303
river robert / Seitlhamo Motsapi 304
Appendix / Seitlhamo Motsapi 307
Explanatory Notes / Seitlhamo Motsapi 311
Glossary / Seitlhamo Motsapi 314
Biographical Notes / Seitlhamo Motsapi 319
Additional Authors: Hirson, Denis
Notes: LCCN: 97015916
ISBN: 0810150689 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0810150697 (paper : alk. paper)
Poems in English with some translations from Afrikaans, Xam, Xhosa, and Zulu
Includes bibliographical references
OCLC Number: 37030506
ISBN/ISSN: 0810150689
0810150697