ISBN 9780981439815
ePub ISBN 9780992187552
Pages 110
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2011
Publisher African Perspectives, South Africa
Formats Paperback, eBook

Wena

by Ntsiki Mazwai

The collection of poems is an intriguing reflection of the sometimes torturous evolution of inner self which so many South Africans face as they struggle to find who they are in a multicultural society that espouses the values of traditional culture while reaching for the promise of a global community. Thus the blend of Xhosa and English as Ntsiki strives to merge her modern views with cultural roots. She feels strongly the need to reclaim her culture and language and blend them within the context of a cosmopolitan society. She captures the 'vibe and energy' of young South Africa and its blossoming as well as its quandaries. Ntsiki does not hesitate to deal with controversial and painful issues, such as rape, and her work challenges the reader to stop and think, really think. The quest for self expression and self-understanding echoes throughout the book and through it, she exhorts the reader to have the courage to explore and understand himself.

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About the Author

Ntsiki Mazwai

Ntsiki Mazwai is a South African spoken word artist, poet, musician and beadwork designer.

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