Feeling the struggle

When it was first published Azanian Love Song received rave reviews.

When it was first published Azanian Love Song received rave reviews.

l"People who love poetry which cries out from the depth of the heart and soul, complaining of man's inhumanity to man; of the pain of the orphan . of the phantom dreams of chained people, . will find a spirituality and rich mixture in this book of poetry..

The greatness lies in the power of the poet's tongue. He speaks with the mystic's spellbinding language to move the strings of the heart.

l "Don Mattera's poetry has a wild life in it, an urgent pace and vivid imagery. ..He writes of the destruction of Sophiatown, the children gunned down in Soweto and Sharpeville; what it is like to live in a slum; what it is like to be oppressed, banned, and exiled."

l"This is not mere poetry or a tirade against the oppressor, but a message of hope from a son of the oppressed. It is strong poetry because it is biographical.

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