Handsome Jita: Selected Poems

Vonani Bila is one of South Africa s most incisive and socially critical poetic voices His is the eye that 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 the South African national consciousness, and conscience His poems invoke the shadow world of alternate reality inhabiVonani Bila is one of South Africa s most incisive and socially critical poetic voices His is the eye that 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 the South African national consciousness, and conscience His poems invoke the shadow world of alternate reality inhabited by the denizens of the social fringes sex workers, destitute pensioners, victims of violence, both domestic and political, as well as the other social and political discards the inconvenient truths of a South Africa that has the best constitution in the world In Handsome Jita, readers will discover that Vonani Bila s poetry is breathtaking in its narrative command and its intelligent articulate anger.
Handsome Jita Selected Poems Vonani Bila is one of South Africa s most incisive and socially critical poetic voices His is the eye that refuses to look away With unfaltering clarity he brings to light the stories of shame degrad

  • Title: Handsome Jita: Selected Poems
  • Author: Fred Vonani Bila
  • ISBN: 9781869141264
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Vonani Bila’s Handsome Jita: Selected Poems is a weighty collection, both in length (it’s over 100 pages, and has been selected from three previous other collections of his poetry) and in terms of subject matter.Bila does not flinch from criticising the ruling ANC, from addressing poems to Mandela tocaricaturing Robert Mugabe, to describing the poverty he sees around him every day, a poverty that he does not see being addressed by fat-cat politicians who have forgotten their ideals.His poetr [...]

    2. Impressive poems by a powerful bardwide range of subjects; and a passion that strongly suggests commitment to a cause.

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