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Issue 19

Wasafiri 19: Focus on South Africa

Summer 1994
Focus on South Africa

Interview with Jack Mapanje

Fiction by Karen King-Aribisala and Kristina Rungaro Masuwa

Poetry by Chenjerai Hove, Indgrid de Kok and Sandile Dikeni

Artilces on Lewis  Nkosi, Nadine Gordimer, black theatre in South Africa and the role of the South African critic

Reviews of André Brink's The First Life of Adamastor, Dambudzo Marechera's Cemetery of Mind, Yvonne Vera's Nehanda and Jack Mapanje's The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu Prison


Kenneth Parker
In the New South Africa W(h)ither Literature?

Ingrid de Kok
Poems: Words from Wars and Ground Wave

Rustum Kozain
Another One For Vincent and other poems

Sandile Dikeni
Leaders and other poems

Michael Green
Nadine Gordimer’s ‘Future Histories’: Two Senses of an Ending

Chenjerai Hove
Picture and other poems

Rustum Kozain
Shakespeare’s Silences in Search of the People: South African Literary Criticism and the Poetry of Mzwakhe Mbuli

Ian Steadman
Black Theatre in South Africa

Nigel Rigby
Santa Clara University, Cuba

Karen Press
The triumph of capitalism and other poems

Kristina Rungaro Masuwa
South African Writing: Lewis Nkosi

Brenda Cooper
Liberated Repressions: Escaped Thoughts of a White South African Critic

Kristina Rungaro Masuwa
Fiction: Waiting for God’s Mercy

Landeg White
Interviews Jack Mapanje

Karen King-Aribisala
Fiction: High Tea


Angus Calder
Leroy Vail and Landeg White, ed Power and the Praise Poem: South African Voices in History

Howard Booth
Norman Rush Mating

M J Daymond
Stephen Gray, ed The Natal Papers of ‘John Ross
Cornelius Vijn Cetshwayo’s Dutchman

Clive Wake
Flora Veit-Wild Dambudzo Marechera: A Source Book
Dambudzo Marechera Cemetery of Mind
Charles Samupindi Pawns
Titus Moetsabi Fruits and Other Poems

Clive Wake
Mongane Wally Serote Third World Express
Sandile Dikeni Guava Juice
Emergency Poems by Keith Gottschalk
Keith Gottschalk Gardens of Struggle
Karen Press The Coffee Shop Poems
Gladys Thomas  Avalon Court

John Reed
Landeg White The View from the Stockade
Landeg White Bounty

Susan Wright
André Brink The First Life of Adamastor

S J Wiseman
Beryl Gilroy Stedman and Joanna – A Love in Bondage

Clive Wake
Yvonne Vera Nehanda

Robert Bush
Stephen Gray War Child

Stephen Chan
Preben Kaarsholm, ed Cultural Struggle and Development in Southern Africa

Angela Smith
Jack Mapanje The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu Prison

Julie Minkler
Charlotte Watson Sherman One Dark Body
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