Unbreaking The Rainbow - Voices of Protest From New South Africa
Here is a collection of poems from a wide ranging group of eminent writers with divergent views and styles. These poems reflect the ethos of the present from the eyes of a group of diverse people, and diverse experiences of the past. Not the work of liberation activists but certainly an interpretation of what happened and what is. An important window into the hearts and minds of South Africans, not necessarily the majority but certainly a formidable section.
Reading the poems one begins to ask questions, 17 years down the road of democracy what is it that is uppermost in our minds. Where are we heading to? Will there ever be satisfaction for all in a country so diverse, so economically unequal and so rapidly growing.
This compilation certainly combines a number of poetic styles and emotions and is valuable as a study of not just what one feels and thinks but also how one expresses those thoughts and feelings. Indeed an interesting and thought provoking anthology.
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Graham Vivian Lancaster
Khadija Tracey Heeger
Molefi Vincent Kau
Jean Marie Spitaels
Jennifer Ann Lean
Sarah Rowland Jones
Stephen Marcus Finn
Vivagalatchmie Ananthavallie Naicker