Poetry and Protest
A Dennis Brutus Reader
Publication Date: January 2006
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A vital original collection of the interviews, poetry, and essays of the much-loved anti-apartheid leader.
Lee Sustar has written extensively on the global justice and labor movements for numerous publications. Dennis Brutus is a lifelong human rights activist and poet. He was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island in South Africa and became an eloquent spokesperson for the anti-apartheid movement. He currently teaches African Studies and Literature at the University of Pittsburgh.
During his lifetime, South African poet Dennis Brutus made incredible contributions to the fight against apartheid. Brutus died on December 26, 2009, after successfully battling segregation in athletics with global recognition. Fresh Air remembers the life and achievements of Brutus in this interview from 1986. More at NPR.org
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