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Author Rachilo, Sol.
Title Nostalgic waves from Soweto : poetic memories of the June 16th uprising / Solrha.
Imprint Grant Park, South Africa : African Perspectives, [2009]

Author Rachilo, Sol.
Subject South Africa -- History -- Soweto Uprising, 1976 -- Poetry.
Soweto (South Africa) -- Poetry.
Description 1 online resource (x, 85 pages)
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Summary "Packed with more than 70 of Rachilo's cutting-edge poems mainly about events that unfolded before the world and the country in 1976 and 1977, this collection is like a journey into the past, which many of us would want to forget. Nostalgic Waves from Soweto is quirky, poignant, sardonic, haunting and sometimes just coldly observant. The volume contains striking images of a Soweto known only to those who lived, loved and suffered there. Rose Francis, director of African Perspectives Publishing, which is publishing the volume, believes it will be an invaluable addition to the growing body of literature on Soweto in the 1970s and its multi- facetted but often unknown life and characters. "His poetry is a prism reflecting the life, characters, thoughts and hopes of the time, sometimes from unexpected perspectives," she says. "It is bound to evoke nostalgia in those who knew the Soweto of those days and introduce newcomers to unknown dimensions of this famous, and infamous, township""--Sowetan.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; About Sol Rachilo; Foreword; Introduction; 'X'; The Signatories; Let's Recall; Boots in the Night; Lament; Child Crushed by Casspir; One of the Next Seven; The Creation of an Innocent Criminal; Eleventh Hour; The Black Cloth; Comrade Chris; Nomzamo; To Stompie; Soweto, I Salute You; Melody for a Father; Longing to be Loved; The Couple's Song; As Luck Would Have It; Uskhova Wasemasotsheni eB.E.S.L.; Profession of Despair; Night Sweepers; What Lurks; Oliver Twist in Soweto; Baby Found in Plastic Bag; The Night She Passed On; Something to Live for
MatshidisoThe Cripple at the Party; What Change is There?; Loose Cannons; My Soweto Dream; Looking Through the Hazy Glass; The Grave; The Tree by the River; The Torch; Caged in Your Mind; Awake but Not Alone; Dreaming of the Future; Paradise; Remember; But Once; Miracles Abound; Back Cover
ISBN 9780981439846 (electronic bk.)
0981439845 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 780074560
Additional Format Print version: Rachilo, Sol. Nostalgic waves from Soweto. Grant Park, South Africa : African Perspectives, ©2009 9780981439808 (DLC) 2010501027 (OCoLC)489422653.

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