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The Nations's Bounty: The Xhosa Poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho
by Jeff Opland
For nearly a decade Nontsizi Mgqwetho contributed poetry to a Johannesburg newspaper, Umteteli wa Bantu, the first and only female poet to produce a substantial body of work in Xhosa. Apart from what is revealed in these writings, very little is known about her life. She explodes on the scene with her swaggering, urgent, confrontational woman’s poetry on 23 October 1920, s ...more
Paperback, 508 pages
Published August 31st 2007 by Wits University Press
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