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Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela : Reflections Through the Eyes of Poets (Paperback)

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About the Book In this innovative anthology of essays, Munzhedzi James Mafela brings together voices that give a radically fresh perspective on the life and work of Nelson Mandela. In a ground-breaking multilingual context, contributors view the life of Mandela through the prism of poetry written about him. The poetry, in a number of indigenous southern African languages with translations, is interpreted and analysed, thus bringing previously scattered, neglected or unknown material into the public domain. Since Mandela's release from jail, much has been published on his life, including poems in various languages. This publication is distinguished from all of them as a garnering of scholarly research into selected African indigenous poetic works about Mandela, and in this way the volume serves as an appreciation and critical appraisal both of the man and of the poetry about him. Through the poetry, the writers examine aspects of Mandela's early life, his leadership and character, his role as a freedom fighter, and the element of alienation in his life. Their offerings present a rare and original insight into the life of the man as it unfolds. Together, poets and interpreters weave a wide net, drawing in the interest not only of literary and political science scholars, but also sociolinguists, sociologists, historians, and anthropologists interested in literary anthropology - in fact, anyone interested in the life and work of Nelson Mandela. "A celebration of Nelson Mandela's life and work, challenges and tribulations, through the poetical eye. This book honours Mandela through multilingual southern African poetry - it is an all-inclusive, multicultural poetic mirror to Mandela's being - and appropriately so." - Russel Kaschula (African Languages Association of South Africa, and holder of the NRF SARChI Chair in the Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism & Education at Rhodes University). Content Contributors pages vi-vii Munzhedzi James Mafela. 'Preface' page ix Munzhedzi James Mafela. 'Introduction' pages xi-xviii Cynthia Daphne Danisile Ntuli. 'Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: His Social Life' pages 1-48 Mampaka Lydia Mojapelo. 'Mandela: Leadership and Character' pages 49-80 Ximbani Eric Mabaso. 'Mandela: The freedom fighter' pages 81-124 Munzhedzi James Mafela. 'Mandela and the element of alienation' pages 125-161 Appendix: A list of the poems analysed pages162-163 Index pages 164-169
Number of Pages: 161.0
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Language: English
Street Date: June 15, 2016
TCIN: 51741773
UPC: 9781868887965
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-8184

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