One of our greatest poets is disappearing

2013-10-28 00:00

ONE of the consequences of moving to Durban is that I find myself living in a road named after someone I once interviewed — the poet, Mazisi Kunene.

Born in 1930, Kunene began writing as a young boy — “I didn’t know it was poetry,” he told me. “I was just writing, then somebody said ‘did you write this? This is poetry’.” By the age of 10, Kunene was submitting poems to newspapers and magazines.

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