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History is the Home Address | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Mongane Wally Serote

History is the home address is an epic poem in the form of a dialogue between a lover and beloved. Their voices merge, overlap and intertwine and their combined meditaion interrogates the meaning and impact of history on African consciousness.

This poem, which is both tragic and spiritually optimistic reflects on colonialisation, slavery, oppression, the struggle against apartheid, the stubborn stain of racism, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the demoralising devastation of poverty and the ongoing need to communicate with the ancestors and to understand the past.

This collection has an elegiac quality and yet the voices are consistent, questioning and courageous. A book that all South Africans should read.

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History is the Home Address | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Author: Mongane Wally Serote
Category: Poetry & Poetry Anthologies
ISBN: 9780795701832
Date Released: 28 April 2004
Price (incl. VAT): R 180.00
Format: Soft cover, 68 pp

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Mongane Wally Serote

Mongane Wally Serote is the author of Tsetki and Yakhal’ nkomo and has served as a member of the South African parliament. Photo:


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