Lot #35/27 Three books of South African poetry
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Lot #35/27 Three books of South African poetry The return of the Amasi bird: black South African poetry, 1891-1981 edited by Tim Couzens & Essop Patel. A collection of black South African poetry in chronological (historical & political) order. Johannesburg, Ravan Press, 1991. Third impression. 12mo. Thin card covers. Pp. xx,411. Lamination peeling off covers, previous owner’s name inside front cover, underlining & other pen marks in the text. Fair+…. together with …. The heart in exile: South African poetry in English, 1990-1995  edited by Leon de Kock & Ian Tromp. A selection of poetry from the years leading up to elections & first year of democracy in South Africa. Poems expressing the mood of confidence & togetherness that exemplified those years. Johannesburg, Penguin Books, 1996. First edition. Card covers. 8vo. Pp. 332. Previous owner’s name inside front cover, some pen marks by him in the text. Good+ …. together with …. The Penguin book of South African verse compiled & introduced by Jack Cope & Uys Krige  An interesting way of grouping the poetry, chronologically, then separating Afrikaans (translations) poets, and also separate, black poets by tribe (Bushmen, Zulu, Sotho, etc.. Harmondsworth [UK], Penguin Books, 1968. First edition. 12mo. Thin card covers. Pp. 331. Covers rubbed, text browned, previous owner’s name inside front cover, some pen marks in the text. Good. Three books sold as a collection Reserve price: R230.00 bids welcome

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