: Phosa (M.)

R 160.00
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45pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015


A collection of poems by Mathews Phosa, mostly written while he was in exile as a commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) unit.

Mathews Phosa was born in Mbombela township in Nelspruit, but grew up in a rural area near Potgietersrus (Mokopane). He left South Africa in 1985 and in 1986 became regional commander of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC. He returned to South Africa in 1990, was involved in the negotiations with the Nationalist Party government, played an important part in CODESA, and headed the ANC's legal department. After the 1994 elections he was appointed Premier of Mpumalanga. He has also published a collection of Afrikaans poems, "Deur die Oog van 'n Naald".