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Poetry & protest a Dennis Brutus reader by Dennis Brutus

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Published by University of KwaZulu-Natal Press in Scottsville, South Africa .
Written in English


  • Brutus, Dennis, -- 1924-2009,
  • Poets, South African -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Protest poetry, South African (English) -- History and criticism,
  • Apartheid in literature,
  • South Africa -- In literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 402-404) and indexes.

Other titlesPoetry and protest
Statementedited by Lee Sustar & Aisha Karim.
ContributionsSustar, Lee, 1961-, Karim, Aisha, 1968-
LC ClassificationsPR9390.9.B7 Z56 2006
The Physical Object
Pagination414 p. ;
Number of Pages414
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23987712M
ISBN 10186914080X
LC Control Number2006478651

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