Austin, Texas: The University Of Texas, (1975). 1975.
1st Edition. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s). Inscribed First Edition. Brutus has been hailed as the "singing voice of the South African Liberation Movement. Speaking with experience, heart and authority about inhumanity while still showing how the spirit can soar, and drawing from his own life , Brutus' poems takes his ardent readers from the rigors of apartheid to the bestiality of imprisonment and from the desolation of exile to those moments of recognition that make the struggle worthwhile. The recipient of the Langston Hughes Award f o r Poetry and the Paul Robeson Award for Artistic Integrity, Brutus now resides in the United States. When he taught at Paterson he acquired the status of 'folk hero' in Port Elizabeth during the 50s and 60s for his anti-apartheid activities. H e wa s banned, arrested and shot while trying to escape and imprisoned on Robben Island where he laboured with a man named Nelson Mandella. Oblong 8vo. 36 pp. Near Fine in white decorated wrappers as issued. Inscribed by Brutus on the inside front c ov er . A scarce signature. His inscribed books are not common in the U.S.
Item #12574 Price: US$130.00