Halala Madiba: Nelson Mandela in Poetry

Halala Madiba: Nelson Mandela in Poetry

by Richard Bartlett
     
 

A broad spectrum of poets—including Tupac Shakur, Ntozake Shange, and Seamus Heaney—pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in this collection that stretches from Mandela’s imprisonment in 1963 to his 87th birthday in 2005. Nearly 100 poems from 25 countries reflect Mandela’s widespread influence, recognizing the passion he inspires and celebrating

Overview

A broad spectrum of poets—including Tupac Shakur, Ntozake Shange, and Seamus Heaney—pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in this collection that stretches from Mandela’s imprisonment in 1963 to his 87th birthday in 2005. Nearly 100 poems from 25 countries reflect Mandela’s widespread influence, recognizing the passion he inspires and celebrating his legacy of antiapartheid actions.

Editorial Reviews

African Review of Books
Numerous small gestures of creativity are united between the covers of this book, to great effect.

Financial Times
The collection offers a novel insight into Mandela's extraordinary significance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780955233906
Publisher:
Aflame Books
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Bartlett is a journalist, a literary critic, and the editor of the African Review of Books. Morakabe Raks Seakhoa heads the wRite Associates, a public relations agency in the arts field. He formerly worked for the Congress of South African Writers.

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