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    African Poems of Thomas Pringle (Killie Campbell Africana Library Publications) (Paperback) By (author) Thomas Pringle, Edited by Ernest Pereira, Edited by Michael Chapman

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    DescriptionThomas Pringle's intellectual and emotional quest for progressive conduct and action is his great contribution to South African literature, and what makes his work potent and relevant today. When his Poems Illustrative of South Africa was published in 1834 the following comment appeared in the Cape of Good Hope Literary Gazette: 'Pringle's new work is causing a shaking among the dry bones of the Colony. It has been aptly termed a bunch of whip-cord; it must certainly prove lacerating to much of the proud flesh around us. This book includes all the poems in Poems Illustrative of South Africa - out of print for some years - as well as Pringle's own Notes to the Poems. In an appendix are extracts from his Narrative of a Residence in South Africa and other supplementary texts illustrating his earlier Scottish poetry and his later writings. In a new Introduction the editors - both well known academics and teachers of South African literature - outline the poet's life, consider the influences on his writing and demonstrate the relevance of his work in twentieth century South Africa. For the issues he wrestled with are still alive today - racial conflict, political oppression, censorship and the needs for freedom of expression.' Pringle was born in 1789 and died in 1834, the year of the Emancipation of the Slaves - the cause to which he had devoted the last years of his life. It is fitting that the bicentenary of his birth should be marked by an African edition of his African poems.

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    African Poems of Thomas Pringle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Pringle, Edited by Ernest Pereira, Edited by Michael Chapman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 204
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780869806869
    ISBN 10: 0869806866

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    DC22: 821
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 640
    LC subject heading: ,
    Abridged Dewey: 896
    BISAC V2.8: POE007000
    LC classification: PR5190.P3 A72 1989
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Illustrations note
    University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
    Imprint name
    University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
    Publication date
    31 December 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Scottsville, Kwazulu-Natal