Originally published in 1971 by Lionel Abrahams' Renoster Books, this book quickly became a classic of South African literature, but has been unavailable for many years. This new edition carries a simultaneous isiZulu translation of the poems, and a new foreword by Nadine Gordimer.
Jacana Media; October 2012
- ISBN 9781431404421
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Sounds of a Cowhide Drum/Imisindo Yesigubhu Sesikhumba Senkomo
- Author: Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali
Imprint: Jacana Media
About The Author
Dr Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Southern Africa English Academy Poetry Award in 1971, the London Poetry International Award in 1973 and the South African Lifetime Achievement Literary Award (SALA) from the Department of Arts and Culture in 2007. He taught at the New York City College of Technology and is founder and deputy headmaster of Pace Community College in Jabulani, Soweto. Having worked in the United States for many years, Mtshali returned to South Africa and now lives in Soweto.