Years of Fire and Ash: South African Poems of Decolonization

October 20, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Pictures of Tsitsi Jaji, Wamuwi Mbao, and Mjele Msimang

Join Editor Dr. Wamuwi Mbao and poet Mjele Msimang in conversation with Professor Tsitsi Jaji for a discussion and poetry reading.

In Years of Fire and Ash: South African Poems of Decolonisation, over fifty years of protest poetry are gathered in a single volume, bringing together some of the most remarkable and thought-provoking poems that have emerged from struggle. The animating impulse behind this collection of old and new voices is 'decolonization', a term which has gained prominence over the last few years. It allows us to perceive how different South African poets have placed their work in the world, and how that work might relate to the struggle for radical social transformation.

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