ISBN 9780981406848
Pages 226
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2008
Publisher Botsotso Publishing , South Africa
Format Paperback

Botsotso 15: jozi spoken word special edition

edited by Botsotso

The Botsotso literary journal started in 1996 as a monthly 4 page insert in the New Nation, an independent anti-apartheid South African weekly and reached over 80,000 people at a time – largely politisized black workers and youth – with a selection of poems, short stories and short essays that reflected the deep changes taking place in the country at that time. Since the closure of the New Nation in 1999, the journal has evolved into a stand-alone compilation featuring the same mix of genres, and with the addition of photo essays and reviews. The Botsotso editorial policy remains committed to creating a mix of voices which highlight the diverse spectrum of South African identities and languages, particularly those that are dedicated to radical expression and examinations of South Africa's complex society.

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