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Izibongo zika Chief Luthuli: Umongameli ka A.N.C Jikelele

Monday, 17 October 2011 17:09 Published in Archives
Izibongo zika Chief Luthuli: Umongameli ka A.N.C Jikelele. Poem by Yengwa about Chief Luthuli's lineage and the president of the ANC representing the whole country.

Praise song for Luthuli

Monday, 17 October 2011 17:09 Published in Archives

Chief Luthuli was awarded the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize, in 1961, in recognition of his efforts to bring an end to racial discrimination and injustice in South Africa through peaceful methods.  In his acceptance speech he said “Our vision has always been that of a non-racial, democratic South  Africa which upholds the rights of all who live in our country to remain there as full citizens with equal rights and responsibilities with all others.”


While the Apartheid Government refused to honour Luthuli's award and openly criticised the Nobel Committee for their selection, many other South Africans of all races came out in support of Chief Luthuli. Alan Paton, author of Cry, the Beloved Country was moved to write this praise poem for his friend to recognise his great achievement in becoming Africa's first Nobel Peace Laureate in spite of the difficulties he faced daily in South Africa.

Women...Zulu praise poems

Monday, 17 October 2011 16:43 Published in Archives
Women...Zulu praise poems. 18 pages of poems by Elizabeth Gunner. Subject is women and Zulu praise poems

Cetshwayo

Monday, 17 October 2011 16:31 Published in Archives
Photocopy of 13 page poem with title "Cetshwayo". Attached to this is another poem "Izibongo Zikadingane".

Valley of a Thousand hills

Monday, 17 October 2011 16:31 Published in Archives
"Valley of a Thousand hills." 46 pages of poems, photocopied.

Valley of a Thousand hills

Sunday, 16 October 2011 21:35 Published in Archives
"Valley of a Thousand hills." 46 pages of poems, photocopied.