History Is the Home Address

History is the home address is an epic poem in the form of a dialogue between lover and beloved. Their voices merge, overlap and intertwine and their combined meditation interrogates the meaning and impact of history on the 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 volume has an elegiac quality and yet the voices are consistent, questioning and courageous.
Author:
Mongane Wally Serote
Format:
Paperback

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History is the home address is an epic poem in the form of a dialogue between lover and beloved. Their voices merge, overlap and intertwine and their combined meditation interrogates the meaning and impact of history on the 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 volume has an elegiac quality and yet the voices are consistent, questioning and courageous.

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Author:
Mongane Wally Serote
Publisher:
Kwela Books
ISBN:
9780795701832
Audience:
General
Pages:
68
Width (mm):
139
Length (mm):
211
Weight (g):
213

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