THE NATION'S BOUNTY, the Xhosa poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho

: Opland (J.) ed. & translator

R 380.00
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478pp., paperback, African Treasury Series 22, Johannesburg, 2007


Original poems alongside English translations by Jeff Opland.

Foreword by Isabel Hofmeyr. 

Nontsizi Mgqwetho regularly contributed poems to a Johannesburg newspaper, Umteteli wa Bantu, from 1924 to 1926. She then withdrew for two years, until two final poems appeared in December 1928 and January 1929. 

Jeff Opland, now retired, lives in Wales. He is the author of Xhosa Oral Poetry and Xhosa Poets and Poetry and the editor and translator of Xhosa texts, including works by I.W. Wauchope, S.E.K.Mqhayi, W.W. Gqoba, D.L.P. Yali-Manisi and John Solilo. He has received a Thomas Pringle Award, five South African literary awards and the National Order of Ikhamanga: Silver.