375 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006
Essays include "Lewis Nkosi as Literary Critic" by Annie Gagiano, "Contaminations: BBC Radio and the black artist - Lewis Nkosi's 'The Trial' and 'We Can't All be Martin Luther King'" by Liz Gunner, "An Introduction to the Poetry of Lewis Nkosi" by Litzi Lombardozzi, "Mammon and God: reality, imagination and irony in 'Underground People'" by Andries Oliphant and "The Return of the Native: Lewis Nkosi's 'Mating Birds' revisited in post-apartheid Durban" by Lindy Stiebel. Also includes a 2002 interview with Nkosi conducted by ZoÃ« Molver, a conversation between Nkosi, Nuruddin Farah and Achille Mbembe in 2003 and a retrospective selection of Nkosi's articles from various periods in his career as a literary critic.
Lindy Stiebel is Professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Liz Gunner is a Fellow of the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER).