African Writers' Club

The poets of Mozambique. African Writers' Club;African Writers' Club: BBC Africa Services Collection. Africa abroad

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    unidentified (male), Duerden, Dennis (male, presenter), Rive, Richard, 1931-1989 (male)

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    Item notes : This programme is dedicated to the poets of Mozambique. At the time of broadcast Malangatana a Mozambican poet and artist was being detained by the Mozambican security police. The programme includes the reading of Malangatana's poem 'In the Cool Waters of the River' and 'Magaika', name transcribed phonetically, by Len Dixon. There is also discussion about the poet Craverinha. Dixon reads his poems 'The Seed which is with me', and 'Poem of Hope'. Richard Rive discusses the work of a Mozambican poet Virgilio de Lemos [Name transcribed phonetically]

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