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Xhosa poets and poetry

Author: Jeff Opland
Publisher: Pietermaritzburg : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2017.
Series: Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa literature, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition, updated and revisedView all editions and formats
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"[The book] contains fourteen essays originally published between 1974 and 1996. Based on fieldwork conducted between 1969 and 1985, and on extensive archival research, the first six essays examine the social function of poetry in the community, the element of improvisation in the production of poetry, especially in the poetry of the imbongi, and the structural principles of his poetry. Individual poets are then  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Opland
ISBN: 1869143213 9781869143213
OCLC Number: 995306420
Description: xxiv, 444 pages ; 23 cm
Series Title: Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa literature, v. 5.
Responsibility: Jeff Opland.

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Contains fourteen essays originally published between 1974 and 1996. Based on fieldwork conducted between 1969 and 1985, and on extensive archival research, the first six essays examine the social  Read more...
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