Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali Bibliography Chicago

Most widely held works by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali

Sounds of a cowhide drum; poems by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali( Book )

43 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1971 by Lionel Abrahams' Renoster Books, this book quickly became a classic of South African literature, but has been unavailable for many years. This new edition carries a simultaneous isiZulu translation of the poems, and a new foreword by Nadine Gordimer

Fireflames by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Give us a break : diaries of a group of Soweto children : a collection of anecdotes, episodes, incidents, events and experiences of a group of school children from Pace College, Soweto by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagbogsoptegnelser af en gruppe Sowetobørn

Refugees and exiles challenge the churches : report of the Nineteenth Annual National Conference of the South African Council of Churches held at St Barnabas College, Johannesburg, 29th June--3rd July, 1987 by Sol Jacob( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come closer to yourself : an anthology of poems by Itumeleng Surprise Segaloe( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader of South African and African-American literature for secondary schools by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bokutachi nimo chansu o okure( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carletonville - Strassenarbeiter singen - Der Herr des Hauses - Fahrt im Todeswagen - Männer in Ketten - Dunkelwerden in Soweto - Junge auf der Schaukel by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The birth of Shaka - The moulting country bird - The detribalised - An abandoned bundle - Ride upon the death Chariot - Boy on a swing - Men in chains by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ik ben dit land van mij : zwarte dichters uit Zuid-Afrika( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Flames of fury : South African poems and glimpses by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet : a bibliography by Gillian Goldstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dominee, are you listening to the drums? by A. S Van Niekerk( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The four Black urban poets chosen for this exercise in communication between Black reality and White theology, are Oswald Mtshali, Wally Serote, Sipho Sepamla and Pascal Gwala

Luo de xi ya chong tu de bei jing by qia li Mu( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Compositions : clarinet quintet, piano trio, song cycle, a capella choral work, concerto for orchestra by Martin Christopher Watt( )

1 edition published in 1996 in Afrikaans and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Poetry reading by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali( Recording )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jongen op een schommel - Het gebed van een wasvrouw - Muren - Altijd verdacht - Aan de hemelpoort - Een stem van de doden by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Zulu folktales by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali( Recording )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Compositions by Martin Christopher Watt( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in Afrikaans and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 

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African poetry (English)American literature--African American authors--Study and teaching (Secondary)Blacks in literatureBlacks--Study and teaching (Secondary)Butler, Guy,ChildrenChildren, BlackChildren, Black--Social conditionsChildren's writings, EnglishChildren's writings, South African (English)Children--Social conditionsChoruses (Mixed voices)Education, SecondaryGreat BritainMtshali, Oswald Mbuyiseni,Poets, EnglishReligionSepamla, Sydney Sipho,Serote, Mongane Wally,Social conditionsSouth AfricaSouth African Council of ChurchesSouth African poetry (English)South African poetry (English)--Black authorsSouth Africa--SowetoTalesTheology in literatureVerse satireYouthYouth--Social conditionsZulu (African people)

Liam Koza

Year 11 English Studies

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Poetry Study - Always a suspect

The poem I am studying is titled Always a Suspect and it is written by Oswald Mtshali. The poem is about being a black person in South Africa during the time called Apartheid. Its written to show that despite what kind of person you are and what type of clothes you wear if you were born black during that time in South Africa you were considered as you were up to no good. You were always a suspect of crime and were never innocent.

The mood of this text was always dark and condescending. The fact that he was always a suspect when he was simply trying to enter some sort of business seeking employment or trying to work but even though he is completely innocent he was considered to be a criminal because he was black.

The mood also gets darker and sadder when he is trudging through the streets and the 'madam' who shifts her handbag and calls him a thief while she laughs at him. Even though he is dressed up he is still considered to be a thief to any white person during this time.

The imagery that is produced is both happy and sad imagery, 'I get up in the morning and dress like a gentleman' this is showing that he is trying to be 'classy' or is trying to be a business man. It also shows maybe he's trying to be successful as he isn't being a child he's being a full gentleman. He is then told to 'produce' which gives you the image that any white person is above him and shows him little to no respect. He isn't greeted with a hello or how is your day...


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