The poems in this book capture the feelings and aspirations of the black people of South Africa following the transition from Apartheid to democratic governance. They reflect the great expectations and impatience of the people for fundamental political change in their country after the establishment of majority rule. In his poems, Sibanda explores the elusive emotions of Soweto after the tumultuous break with white rule and examines the hopes of black South Africans. For Sibanda, language binds society together and songs are a greater part of that language. The poems are at once political and social commentary interwoven through a tapestry of history and social realities.
- Publisher : Africa World Pr; Bklt edition (July 1, 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 34 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0865439567
- ISBN-13 : 978-0865439566
- Item Weight : 2.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.25 x 8.25 inches