Contents and Contributors

Preface A.W. Oliphant and lvan Vladislavic, First Editorial 1978; Staffrider by Meshack Mabogoane; Remembering Staffrider by Mike Kirkwood. STORIES: My Friend, the Outcast by Mtutuzeli Matshoba; My Other Cousin, Sitha by Mbulelo Mzamane; Riva by Riva Richard Rive; Man Against Himself by Joel Matlou; Ngwana wa Azania by Mothobi Mutloatse; Two-Dimensional by Ahmed Essop; Jazz by Peter Wilhelm; Jobman by Achmat Dangor; The Promise by Gladys Thomas; Mineworking by Greg Latter; The Prophetess by Njabulo S. Ndebele; Mamlambo by Bheki Maseko; To Fly by Steve Jacobs; Go Away, We're Asleep by J. Makunga; The Spirit of Two Worlds Jayapraga Reddy. PHOTOGRAPHY: Staffrider and Documentary; Photography Joyce Ozynski. Photographic section: Jimi Matthews, Mark Lavender, George Hallett, Judas Ngwenya, Ralph Ndawo, Lesley Lawson, Biddy Partridge, Jeeva Rajgopaul, Karl Sansom, Omar Badsha, David Goldblatt, Wendy Schwegmann, Paul Weinberg, Guy Tillim, Cedric Nunn, Santo Mofokeng. INTERVIEW with Chris van Wyk.. A.W. Oliphant.

POETRY: Nineteen Seventy-Six, Oupa Mthimkulu; The Moving Graves, Masilo Rabothata; The New Anthem T. by  Makhetha; Petition to My Interrogators by Keith Gottschalk; It's Only Your Imagination by Shabbir Banoobhai; Forgotten People by Nkathazo Mnyayiza; There is by Mafika Gwala; Versions of Progress by Mafika Gwala; I, the Hen by Julius Chingono; An Epitaph by Julius Chingono; We Can't Meet Here, Brother by Chris van Wyk; My Mother by Chris van Wyk  The Reason by Chris van Wyk; A Young Man's Thoughts before June the 16th by  Fhazel Johennesse; When I Die by Muhammad Omarruddin; The Relationship by Lionel Abrahams; The Issue by Lionel Abrahams; Bra Bizza Dink According Change by Fhazel Johennesse; Loveknots by Cherry Clayton; Giovanni Jacopo Meditates (on his Regio Absens) by Douglas Livingstone; Giovanni Jacopo Meditates (on a Species of Don) by Douglas Livingstone; Let Me Be an Apple by Leonard Koza; Laughing Xhosa Patients Gathered around a White Baby Roy by J. Cotton; The Battle of Isandhlwana by Mandla Ndlazi; A Visit to Isandhlwana by Mandla Ndlazi; The Day I Was Taken by James Matthews; Girls by Roy J. Cotton; Learning to Drive by Maano Tuwani; On Top of the Magalies by Maano Tuwani; Johannesburg November by Patrick Cullinan; Photograph of a Communist by Peter Strauss;  What Is Death by Abia R. Diutloileng; Tshisa-Nyama Daizer Mqhaba; The Voortrekkers by Sheila Fugard; Silence in Jail! by Peter Horn;  A Letter to Bandi by Kriben Pillay; I Am by Themba Miya; For Your Defence Makhulu Ledwaba; Freedom by Makhulu Ledwaba; Wooden Spoon by K. Zwide; The Local Games by Jeremy Gordin; Era by Jaki Seroke; Just a Game by Essop Patel; Black Recollections by Essop Patel; Ou China en die Amper-Intellectual by Farouk Asvat; Possibilities for a Man Hunted by SBs by Farouk Asvat;  Afrika (My Peace with Life) by Eugene Skeef; Family Planning by James Twala; Time Has Run Out by Mongane Serote; Bloody Tears on Mzimhlophe by Landi Themba; Shaka by Bika; Gravity in the Hole by Nhlanhla Maake; Reluctant Neighbour by Nhlanhla Maake; When They Come Back by Julius Chingono; A Song of Africanisation by Paul Benjamin; Zimbabwe on the Horizon by Chirwa P. Chipeya; To the Ancestors by Charles Mungoshi; Burning Log by Charles Mungoshi; We Have Heard the Blues by Matsemela Manaka; Our Immortal Mother by Molahlehi Mmutle; Nowhere to Hide by Thabo Mooke;  Cut by Heather Bailey; Night Falls by Sipho Sepamla; The Revolution of the Aged by Njabulo S. Ndebele; Am I a South African Poet? by Allan Kolski Horwitz; Song of the Falling Towers by Senzo Malinga; Khumbula My Child by Ingoapele Madingoane; At the Country Club by Christopher Hope; Do Not Ask Me by Daniel P. Kunene; Bezuidenhout by Damian Ruth; Our School by Karen Press; Friend, Ah You Have Changed by Frank Chipasula; The Answer by Joseph Moladira;  Except in Poems I Won't Look Back by John Eppel; Song of the Unemployed by Andries W. Oliphant; On Women's Day by Andries W. Oliphant; Hour of Decision by Dikobe Martins; Fire in Bonteheuwel on 17 June 1980 by Donald Parenzee; There Is a River in Me by Robert Berold; Dissolutions by Ken Barris; This City by Elizabeth Villet; Een Maandag Aand by Mario Maccani; Jack by Hugh Lewin; Jazz by Kelwyn Sole; Pregnancy by Kelwyn Sole; Untitled by Farouk Stemmet; Workers Say by Makhulu Ledwaba; For Brother Andries Raditsela by Nise Malange; Praise Poem to FOSATU by Alfred Qabula; The Black Mamba Rises by Mi Hlatshwayo; In These Days by Mike Nicol; Sacrilege by Lancelot Maseko; Renegade Blues by Patrick Fitzgerald; Crossing the Desert by Stephen Gray; Johannesburg 100 by Chipane L. Kgaphol . ESSAYS and INTERVIEWS: Thoughts on Bongiwe and the Role of Revolutionary Art by Thamsanqa Mnyele; Black Writers in South Africa: An Interview with Miriam Tlali, Sipho Sepamla and Mothobi Mutloatse by Juki Seroke; Can the Writer Become the Storyteller? A Critique of the Stories of Mtutuzeli Matshoba by Michael Vaughan; Turkish Tales and Some Thoughts on South African Fiction by Njabulo S. Ndebele; Interview with Njabulo Ndebele by A.W. Oliphant. POPULAR HISTORY: You Have to Be a Man by Miriam Tlali; You Will Never Make Me Leave My Work by Miriam Tlali; Kippie's Memories and the Early Days of Jazz by Kippie Moeketsi; The Widow of Phokeng, Based on an interview by Mmantho Nkotsoe            


Compiled by Leslie Kahn. GRAPHICS and ART: Lionel Davis; Tate Mmuso Koele; Livingstone Gocina; Caroline Cullinan; Nils Burwitz; Dikobe Martins; K.D. Mantloa; Mzwakhe Nhlabatsi; Charles Nkosi; Bongiwe Dhlomo; William Kentridge; Percy Sedumedi; Sam Nhlengetwa; Charles Nkosi; Mpathi Gocini; Gamakhulu Diniso; Bongiwe Dhlomo; Mpikayipheli Figlan; Sam Nhlengetwa; Paul Stopforth; Fikile; Garth Erasmus