ISBN 9780981406879
Pages 162
Dimensions 244 x 170mm
Published 2008
Publisher Botsotso Publishing , South Africa
Format Paperback

Sections of Six

Contemporary South African Poetry

edited by Allan Kolski Horwitz

The range of South Africans often fragmented experience is best captured when individual testimonies are placed side by side - not necessarily to contradict but to augment each other. These six poets cover a wide spectrum of situations, moods, concerns; sections of six spirits laid bare for those who wish to appreciate the multiplicity of our identity.

The six poets included in this collection are Natalie Railoun, Matodzi Gift Ramashia, Alison Green, Abu Bakr Solomon, Khanyi Magubane and Thuto Maki. Their professions range from teaching drama, to being a headmaster, to radio work. The poems are well complemented by an eclectic sample of photographs (by Natalie Railoun and Thuto Mako) that offer images of people and places in stark black and white tones.

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About the Editor

Allan Kolski Horwitz

ALLAN KOLSKI HORWITZ was born in 1952 in Vryburg, South Africa but grew up in Cape Town. Between 1974 and 1985 he lived in the Middle East, Europe and North America, returning to live in Johannesburg in 1986. Since then he has worked as an organiser and educator in the trade union and social housing movements. He is a writer in various genres as well as being a songwriter and singer. Since leaving full-time employment in the trade unions in 2009, he continues on an ad hoc with his work as an educator and activist. He is a member of the Botsotso Jesters poetry performance group and of the Botsotso Publishing editorial board. 

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