Home Events 25th Poetry Africa Book Launch: Years of Fire and Ash: South African Poems of Decolonisation, editor: Dr Wamuwi Mbao

Book Launch: Years of Fire and Ash: South African Poems of Decolonisation, editor: Dr Wamuwi Mbao

Moderator: Ongezwa Mbele

Panellists: Dr Wamuwi Mbao (SA), Sibongile Fisher (SA), Sithembiso “Sthe Khali” Khalishwayo(SA), vangile gantsho(SA)

In Years of Fire and Ash: South African Poems of Decolonisation, over fifty years of protest poetry are gathered in one 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 ‘decolonisation’, a term which has regained 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.”

Date

Oct 12 2021
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Time

1:00 pm