Mxolisi Nyezwa’s Poetry of No Sure Place

  title={Mxolisi Nyezwa’s Poetry of No Sure Place},
  author={Tom Penfold},
  journal={Social Dynamics},
  pages={504 - 529}
A change in direction of the journal New Coin during the 1990s saw the emergence of a diverse group of poets who had previously struggled for publication. This article recognises this often overlooked collective and argues that they quickly established their own style of “Poetry of No Sure Place”, which expresses a malaise of sadness within South Africa that is popularly felt but rarely articulated. Focusing on three collections of poetry by Mxolisi Nyezwa, I show how this group’s work rests on… Expand
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