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A song of constant beginnings

The poet’s biographer on how he brought together the African and diasporic traditions of resistance and art

Snapshots of a living poem

Remembering the man writers and non-writers alike called Bra Willie was now a literary ancestor.

A poet laureate, a servant of the people

The post has become firmly entrenched but times have changed, suggesting new directions and ideas

Beauty in struggle

Jazz and the fight for freedom were central to his life and poetry

Unchained spirit of Bra Willie

His sharp and progressive pen‚ he contributed in cutting open the oppressive blanket of the apartheid system to keep the liberation spirit burning.

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