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Sounds of a cowhide drum, poems.

Oswald Joseph Mtshali

Sounds of a cowhide drum, poems.

by Oswald Joseph Mtshali

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Published by Renoster Books in [Johannesburg] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementForeword by Nadine Gordimer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6063.T8 S6
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 68 p.
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5744243M
LC Control Number70881686

Sounds of a Cowhide Drum was one of the first books of poems by a black South African poet to be widely distributed, and provoked considerable debate among the white South African population, but it was extremely successful, making a considerable profit for its white publisher, Lionel Abrahams. Sounds of A Cowhide Drum. Poems by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali. New York: The Third Press. Joseph Okpaku Pub-lishing Company, 79 pp. $ Reviewed by Doreen Anderson Wood The poet is a maker; like Adam, he creates by naming. This is true whether he be Homer or T. S. Eliot, whether he be English or African.

He published his first poetry collection, Sounds of a Cowhide Drum, in South African writer Nadine Gordimer wrote the foreword for the book, which was published by poet Lionel Abrahams’ Renoster press and won the Olive Schreiner Prize in   He worked as a messenger in Johannesburg, drawing on his observations of the city to write the poems that became his first collection, Sounds of a Cowhide Drum. Published by Lionel Abrahams of Renoster in , with a foreword written by Nadine Gordimer, this book went on to become the best-selling poetry book in South African history.

Closure of The Classic, by Nat Nakasa, editor. Publication of ‘Sounds of a Cowhide Drum’, Oswald Mtshali’s first book of poetry, by Renoster Books, Johannesburg. Renoster Books publishes Mongane Serote’s first book of poetry, Wopko Jensma’s first book of poetry, Sing for Our Execution, is published,illustrated with his own woodcuts. publication of Sounds of a Cowhide Drum. The book s copies in its first year and subsequently ran through six impressions. It appeared in an American edition in and a British one in , the year in which he was also awarded the Olive Schreiner Poetry Prize. The unexpected success of Sounds of a Cowhide Drum enabled him to give.


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First Book. Mtshali was born in Vryheid, Natal, South Africa. He worked as a messenger in Soweto before becoming a poet, and his first book, Sounds of a Cowhide Drum (), explores both the banality and extremity of apartheid through the eyes of working men of South Africa, even while it recalls the energy of those Mtshali frequently calls simply "ancestors".

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The covers have some rubbing, with light creasing to the rear cover. Please see photo for inscriptions to inside of front cover and front free endpaper. Small stain to title page. Light rubbing to bottom edge of textblock.

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This book went on to become the best selling Poetry book in South African history. His seminal first book, Sounds of a Cowhide Drum (), which explored the banality and extremity of apartheid through the eyes of working men in South Africa, was one of the first books by a black South African poet to be widely distributed.

Mtshali’s numerous awards include the South African Lifetime Achievement Literary Award (SALA) from.Poet Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali has given me permission to re-run some of the poems contained in his first collection, Sounds of a Cowhide Drum. A Newly-Born Calf. A newly-born calf is like oven-baked bread steaming under a cellophane cover The cow cuts the shiny coat as a child would lick a toffee with a tongue as pink as the sole of a foot.