The Old New Black Poetry: 50 Years On
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Copyright: 2016. Taylor & Francis Online. Due to copyright restrictions, only the abstract is available. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website. The definitive version of the work is published in Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa. Vol 28 (2). Pages 127-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1013929X.2016.1202040
I suggest that the New Black Poetry of the Seventies in South Africa or, as it is also known, Soweto Poetry retains significance 50 years after it initially began to appear in print and on the platform. To grant substance to my claim, I return the poetry to the purpose of its time (in political crisis), then reflect on its contribution to post-apartheid times.
Chapman, M. 2016. The Old New Black Poetry: 50 Years On. Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa. 28(2): 127-147.