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Botsotso 17: Fiction, Poetry, Art Work, Essays, Reviews

edited by Allan Kolski Horwitz, Siphiwe ka Ngwenya, Ike Mboneni Muila

Botsotso 17 reflects the depth and creative range of the South African cultural and emotional environment, as well as the broader social currents in which they were spawned; and that the coexisting phenomena of love and violence, alienation and precious comings-together mingle to create a unique, if familiar, panorama as streams of words reveal the inner meanings of so many different lives.

The Botsotso literary journal started in 1996 as a monthly 4 page insert in the New Nation, an independent anti-apartheid South African weekly and reached over 80,000 people at a time – largely politisized black workers and youth – with a selection of poems, short stories and short essays that reflected the deep changes taking place in the country at that time. Since the closure of the New Nation in 1999, the journal has evolved into a stand-alone compilation featuring the same mix of genres, and with the addition of photo essays and reviews. The Botsotso editorial policy remains committed to creating a mix of voices which highlight the diverse spectrum of South African identities and languages, particularly those that are dedicated to radical expression and examinations of South Africa’s complex society.

ISBN 9780981420578
Pages 272
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2016
Publisher Botsotso Publishing, South Africa
Format Paperback