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D.L.P. Yali-Manisi, imbongi entsha : Iimbali Zamanyange = historical poems /
edited and translated by Jeff Opland and Pamela Maseko.
imprint
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2015.
description
xv, 289 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1869142837, 9781869142834
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imprint
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2015.
isbn
1869142837
9781869142834
contents note
Foreword / Peter T. Mtuze -- Introduction / Jeff Opland -- 1. UNtsikana oNgcwele : Holy Ntsikana (on events that occurred c. 1800-21 ) -- 2. Idabi lamaLinde : The Battle of Amalinde (1818) -- 3. IMfecane yamaNgwame : The Ngwana Mfecane (1828) -- 4. Imfazwe kaMlanjeni : Mlanjeni's War (1850-3) -- 5. Ingxaki eyasenzakalisayo : The problem that wrought our destruction (1856-7) -- 6. Idabi laseGwatyu : The Battle of Gwatyu (1878) -- 7. Imfazwe yamaQwathi : The Qwathi War (1880) -- 8. Amaqabazana ngabaThembu : Thembu spatterings (c. 1700-c. 1880) -- Biographical appendices -- 9. "Unknown but he is leading Xhosa poet" (1979) / Ben Maclennan -- 10. "Myself" (1993) / D.L.P. Yali-Manisi -- 11. "Unsung imbongi bows out" (1999) / Jeff Opland.
abstract
David Livingstone Phakamile Yali-Manisi (1926-99) was a Thembu imbongi, the most powerful exponent of the art of praise poetry in the Xhosa language, in the second half of the twentieth century. His literary career, however, was blighted by circumstances beyond his control, and he died in total obscurity. A supporter of the African National Congress, he was the author of the earliest poem in praise of Nelson Mandela (1954).
language note
Poems in Xhosa with English translations on facing pages; introductory and other matter in English.
catalogue key
10465394
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-289).

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