ISBN 9780967951195
Pages 122
Dimensions 216 x 140mm
Published 2015
Publisher Cissus World Press, USA
Format Paperback

Two Zulu Poets: Mazisi Kunene and BW Vilakazi

by Dike Okoro

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In Two Zulu Poets, Dike Okoro brings to our attention the sparkling wealth of African poetry in indigenous languages. Modern African poets and scholars owe so much to the pioneering efforts of these two South African poets. Dr. Okoro has surely, in this bilingual edition of two Zulu poets, unearthed invaluable gems of poetry.

Tanure Ojaide, Frank Porter Graham Professor of Africana Studies, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“Mazisi Kunene is simply one of Africa greatest poets.”

N'gugi wa Thiong'o, University of California Irvine, CA, USA

“There is a direct line of continuity between Benedict Wallet Vilakazi and Mazisi Kunene concerning the fundamental issue that African literature should be written in the African languages by New African intellectuals”, The Historical Figures of the New African Movement".

Ntongela Masilela, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Creative Studies

About the Author

Dike Okoro

Dr Dike Okoro, Sam Walton Fellow and finalist for the 1994 Iliad Poetry Award, teaches advanced reading and writing poetry and literature courses at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA. He received his PhD in English (with research specialization in African Diaspora literatures) from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, an M.A. in African American literature and an M.F.A. in poetry, both from Chicago State University. He is the editor and author of six books, including Speaking for the Generations: An Anthology of Contemporary African Short Stories, Echoes from the Mountain: New and Selected Poems by Mazisi Kunene A Long Dream: Poems by Okogbule Wonodi. His poems, essays, short stories, chapters and articles have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.

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