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5: Poetry

edited by Allan Kolski Horwitz

Poems by Kobus Moolman, Mphutlane wa Bofelo, Clinton du Plessis, Gillian Schutte and Lionel Murcott – another ‘unholy’ assemblage of voices and hands and thoughts. All five have since matured and continued to publish but these relatively early examples of their work certainly show how well formed they were and that subsequent work has been a relatively natural progression.


Allan Kolski Horwitz was born in 1952 in Vryburg, South Africa but grew up in Cape Town. Between 1974 and 1985 he lived in the Middle East, Europe and North America, returning to live in Johannesburg in 1986. Since then, he has worked as an organiser and educator in the trade union and social housing movements. He is a writer in various genres as well as being a songwriter and singer. Since leaving full-time employment in the trade unions in 2009, he continues on an ad hoc with his work as an educator and activist. He is a member of the Botsotso Jesters poetry performance group and of the Botsotso board of management.


ISBN 9780620283069
Pages 136
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2001
Publisher Botsotso Publishing, South Africa
Format Paperback