n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Lance Nawa's poetic manifesto
Through the eye of a needle, Lebogang Lance Nawa : book review

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237



Lebogang Lance Nawa's début collection of poetry, , introduces a new voice in South African poetry. His eclectic, street-wise collection offers evidence of an encouraging turn among new poets in the post-apartheid era. Before 1994 there was very little opportunity to write poetry that was not, in some measure, political protest poetry because every aspect of social life was shaped by repressive racist legislation. Since the advent of democracy in South Africa, our artists are freer to draw upon the lyrical and intertextual aspects of art.

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