Keorapetse Kgositsile: revolutionary poet laureate

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dc.description.abstract South Africa's Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2018, "Professor" Keorapetse William 'Bra Willie' Kgositsile was strongly influenced by his grandmother and mother, whose family had a long tradition of passing on the collective wisdom of their ancestors through oral tradition. This instilled in him a love of storytelling, and he acquired a wealth of historical insights that were to influence his literary work later. Other influences were his grandmother's strong distaste for the English language, which she saw "as a tool to bludgeon and kill the cultures and languages of the natives", and his uncle's love of jazz. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject INTELLIGENTSIA en
dc.subject KGOSITSILE en
dc.subject KEORAPETSE en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.title Keorapetse Kgositsile: revolutionary poet laureate en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Schoeman, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Thuynsma , H. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11810 en
dc.PageNumber 206-210 en
dc.outputnumber 10955 en
dc.bibliographictitle Houston, G. (2020) Keorapetse Kgositsile: revolutionary poet laureate . In: Reddy, V., Bohler-Muller, N., Houston, G., Schoeman, M. & Thuynsma , H. (eds).The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa. Cape Town: BestRed. 206-210. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Houston, G. en

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