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Our Words, Our Worlds

Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018

Makhosazana Xaba (editor)

ISBN: 9781869144128

Publication Date: Nov 2019

Format: Paperback

This groundbreaking, multi-genre anthology answers the question: what did the literary landscape look like in South Africa at the start of the twenty-first century? It documents a slice of this landscape by bringing together the writings of over twenty contributors through literary critique, personal essays and interviews.
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This groundbreaking, multi-genre anthology answers the question: what did the literary landscape look like in South Africa at the start of the twenty-first century? It documents a slice of this landscape by bringing together the writings of over twenty contributors through literary critique, personal essays and interviews. The book tells the story of the seismic shift that transformed national culture through poetry and is the first of its kind to explore the history and impact of poetry by Black women, in their own voices. It straddles disciplines: literary theory, feminism, history of the book and politics – thus decolonising literary culture.

Our Words, Our Worlds covers expansive reflections: from the international diplomacy-transforming poem, ‘I Have Come to Take You Home' by Diana Ferrus, to the pioneering publisher duduzile zamantungwa mabaso; from the self-confessed closeted poet Sedica Davids, to the fiery unapologetic feminist Bandile Gumbi; from the world-renowned Malika Ndlovu, to the engineer and award-winning Nosipho Gumede; from the formidable foursome Feela Sistah, to feminist literary scholars V.M. Sisi Maqagi and Barbara Boswell. The collective contributions are a testimony to the power of creativity and centrality of poetry in a changing society. This book is an assertion of Black women's intellectual prowess and – as Gabeba Baderoon puts it – black women's visions of ‘a world made whole by their presence'.
Imprint UKZN Press WOMEN
Pages 328
Dimensions 230 x 150
Date Published 30 Nov 2019
Publisher University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Subject/s Interdisciplinary Studies   Literary studies: general   Literary studies: poetry & poets   Anthologies (non-poetry)   Gender studies: women  
Makhosazana Xaba is an anthologist, essayist, short-story writer and poet. She has three collections of poetry: These Hands (2005 and 2017), Tongues of their Mothers (2008) and The Alkalinity of Bottled Water (2019). She is the editor of Like the Untouchable Wind: An Anthology of Poems. Her debut short story collection, Running and other Stories (2013) was a joint winner of the 2014 SALA Nadine Gordimer Short-story Award.

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