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Poetry of South Africa

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"Poetry of South Africa" is a fascinating collection of poems that provide a glimpse into the rich and diverse literary landscape of South Africa. Alexander Wilmot has curated a selection of works that not only showcase the talent of the country's poets, but also delve into the complex history and culture of South Africa.

The poems cover a wide range of themes, from love and loss to social and political issues. Each poem is a testament to the power of language and its ability to convey emotions and experiences. Through the vivid imagery and evocative language, readers are transported to the landscapes and communities of South Africa, gaining a deeper understanding of its people and their struggles.

Wilmot's introduction provides valuable context for each poem, shedding light on the historical and cultural background that informs the work. His passion for South African poetry is evident in the careful selection of poems that showcase the diversity and depth of the country's literary tradition.

Overall, "Poetry of South Africa" is a compelling collection that will appeal to poetry lovers and readers interested in exploring the unique voices of South African poets. It serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of literature in reflecting the human experience and shaping our understanding of the world.

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Alexander Wilmot was a Cape Town politician and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is the author of the History of the Zulu War 1879. Here he collects poetry from various sources in the Cape Colony, Natal, and the Transvaal. Summary by Larry Wilson.

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