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Dennis Brutus reads his poem "Sharpeville"
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[Dennis Brutus reads from his work]
Original Airdate: 3/26/1982

Length: 00:16:30
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon interviews Dennis Brutus (South African poet, scholar, and activist). Brutus reads one of his poems, "The Sounds Begin Again." Brutus discusses his various roles as poet, leader and activist; his concern with human rights and justice all over the world; his sense of exile from his country. Brutus reads one of his poems, "Sequence for South Africa." Brutus says that he tries to describe certain places and events in South Africa when he speaks to people who are unfamiliar with the country. He discusses the Sharpeville Massacre and reads one of his poems, "Sharpeville." Brutus discusses the current situation in South Africa, the growing repression and increasing resistance. Brutus talks about Solomon Mahlangu (South African activist), who was hanged by the government in 1979. He reads a poem that he wrote for Mahlangu.

Contributor : Host
Christopher Lydon

Contributor : Guests
Dennis Brutus
Format : Tape 1741   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 20149 
VHS cassette 101670 
Betacam cassette 101616 
digital betacam cassette 101627 

Subject : Keywords

Subject : Personal Names
Brutus, Dennis
Lydon, Christopher

Subject : Geographic Locations
South Africa

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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