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BLACK MAMBA RISING : SOUTH AFRICAN WORKER POETS IN STRUGGLE

Theme: COSATU takes on civil strife


Call Number: 1124
Identifier: AL2446_1124
Title: BLACK MAMBA RISING : SOUTH AFRICAN WORKER POETS IN STRUGGLE
Subject: Congress of South African Trade Unions - COSATU;
Hlanganani Basebenzi;
Poetry;
Labour
Description: This poster is an offset litho in black and red. The caption reads: "BLACK MAMBA RISING : SOUTH AFRICAN WORKER POETS IN STRUGGLE". Self-taught poet Mi Hlatshwayo composted "A Black Mamba Rises" in response to a strike at Dunlop Sports (Durban) in 1984. He worked there at the time, and the poem praises the Dunlop workers' struggle. He was a member of the Durban Workers' Cultural Local. SAHA virtual exhibition - 'Hlanganani Basebenzi: Commemorating South Africa's Labour Movement'
Contributor: Mi Hlatshwayo (poet)
Creator: Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
Type: Poster
Format: Access image - jpeg
Preservation image – tiff
Source: SAHA collection AL2446
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
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