'We won a
spectacular victory over the awfulness of apartheid....We had none more
articulate and with all the credibility and integrity so indispensable than
Dennis Brutus to plead our cause. He was quite outstanding and we South
Africans owe him an immense debt of gratitude.'
'Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus
Dennis Vincent Brutus (28 November 1924 ' 26 December 2009)
Poetry and Protest: A Dennis Brutus Reader
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Haymarket Books (January 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
This vital original collection of interviews, poetry, and essays of the much-loved anti-apartheid leader is the first book of its kind to bring together the full, forceful range of his work.
Brutus, imprisoned along with Nelson Mandela, is known worldwide for his unparalleled eloquence as an opponent of the apartheid South African regime. Since its fall, he has been a voice for justice and humanity, speaking and writing extensively on issues of debt, poverty, war, racism, and neoliberalism
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Letters to Martha and Other Poems from a South African Prison (Heinemann, Oxford, 1968).
Poems from Algiers (African and Afro-American Studies and Research
Institute, Austin, Texas, 1970).
A Simple Lust (Heinemann, Oxford, 1973).
China Poems (African and Afro-American Studies and Research Centre,
Austin, Texas, 1975).
Strains (Troubador Press, Del Valle, Texas).
Stubborn Hope (Three Continents Press, Washington, DC and Heinemann,
Salutes and Censures (Fourth Dimension, Enugu, Nigeria, 1982).
Airs and Tributes (Whirlwind Press, Camden, New Jersey, 1989).
Still the Sirens (Pennywhistle Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1993).
Remembering Soweto, ed. Lamont B. Steptoe (Whirlwind Press, Camden, New
Leafdrift, ed. Lamont B. Steptoe (Whirlwind Press,
Camden, New Jersey, 2005).