Paperback: 99 pages
Language: English/Zulu (Bilingual)
Publication Date: July, 2015
“Mazisi Kunene is simply one of Africa’s greatest poets.”
Ngugi wa Thiong
Director, International Center for Writing and Translation
Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature
University of California Irvine, CA, USA
In Two Zulu Poets, Dike Okoro brings to our attention the sparkling wealth of African poetry in indigenous languages. Modern African poets and scholars owe so much to the pioneering efforts of these two South African poets. Dr. Okoro has surely, in this bilingual edition of two Zulu poets, unearthed invaluable gems of poetry.
Tanure Ojaide, Frank Porter Graham Professor of Africana Studies,
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
“There is a direct line of continuity between Benedict Wallet Vilakazi and Mazisi Kunene concerning the fundamental issue that African literature should written in the African languages by New African intellectuals”, The Historical Figures of the New African Movement
Ntongela Masilela, PhD Professor Emeritus of Creative Studies,
Pitzer College, CA, USA
Dike Okoro is a scholar of African literature and intellectual who presently teaches at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has taught at various universities in the USA: Roosevelt University, Davenport University, Concordia University Wisconsin, and Northeastern Illinois University. He holds a PhD in English with research specialization in African diasporic poetry from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. His articles, interviews and essays on African literature have been published in DLB: Dictionary of Literary Biography, African Writers Series (Columbia), Emerging African Voices (Cambria), Chimurenga, and Mbizo. He has edited numerous anthologies of poetry and short stories, including Echoes from the Mountain: New & Selected Poems by Mazisi Kunene (ABC Books 2007), We Have Crossed Many Rivers: New Poetry from Africa (Malthouse 2013), and Speaking for the Generations: Contemporary Short Stories from Africa (Trenton: AWP 2010).