Explorings: A Collection of Poems for the Young People of Southern Africa

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Robin Malan
New Africa Books, 1988 - 195 pages
A vital, exciting collection of poetry for middle senior school level.
 

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Contents

Lawrence Ferlinghetti DONT LET THAT HORSE
5
Magoleng wa Selepe MY NAME
11
Adam Small BROWN LULLABY
17
Robert Greig THE RACE
24
William Carlos Williams THE LAST WORDS OF MY ENGLISH
30
William Carlos Williams THIS IS JUST TO SAY
35
Chris van Wyk ON LEARNING SOTHO
41
Motshile Nthodi SOUTH AFRICAN DIALOGUE
47
Carl Sandburg ELEPHANTS ARE DIFFERENT TO DIFFERENT
86
Sipho Sepamla A WISH
92
Musaemura Zimunya MY HOME
98
CJ Driver IN CHAPEL STREET
105
Casey Motsisi THE EFFICACY OF PRAYER
107
Mafika Gwala KWELA RIDE
121
H Lawrence PIANO
135
Mongane Serote BEERHALL QUEEN
145

Bernard Levinson YOUR SMALL FIST
53
Douglas Livingstone A PIECE OF EARTH
59
Robert Graves FLYING CROOKED
65
Lionel Abrahams THE WHITEMAN BLUES
72
Wole Soyinka TELEPHONE CONVERSATION
78
Stanley Mogoba TWO BUCKETS
161
Edwin Morgan THE COMPUTERS FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD
174
Chirwa P Chipeya TODAY
186
Musaemura Zimunya ASK GRANPA 33
193
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