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Handsome Jita Selected Poems

by Vonani Bila

Handsome Jita Selected Poems Synopsis

Handsome Jita is a selection of Vonani Bila's best poems from his three previous collections: No Free Sleeping (1988); In the Name of Amandla (2004); and Magicstan Fires (2006). Vonani Bila is one of South Africa's most incisive and socially-critical poetic voices. His is the eye tha refuses to look away. With unfaltering clarity he brings to light the stories of shame, degradation and despair that lurk in the hidden reaches of our national consciousness - and conscience. His poems invoke the shadow world of alternate reality inhabited by the denizens fo the social fringes: sex workers, destitute pensioners, victims of violence, domestic and political, and the other social and political discards - the 'inconvenient truths' of a South Africa 'that has the best constitution in the world', Bila's writing is breathtaking in its narrative command and intelligent, articulate anger.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781869141264
Publication date: 1st October 2007
Author: Vonani Bila
Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Poetry,

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