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John Solilo : umoya wembongi : collected poems (1922-1935)

Author: John Solilo; Jeff Opland; P T Mtuze
Publisher: Pietermarizburg, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa literature, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For 40 years, between 1900 and 1939, John Solilo was a prolific contributor to Xhosa-language newspapers. His major literary contribution was his collection of poems, Izala. This volume is an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Xhosa poetry
South African poetry
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: John Solilo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Solilo; Jeff Opland; P T Mtuze
ISBN: 9781869143121 1869143124
OCLC Number: 949872669
Language Note: In parallel Xhosa and English.
Description: xviii, 416 pages : portrait ; 23 cm.
Contents: Note from the General Editors --
Acknowledgements --
Foreword Ncedile Saule --
Introduction --
Izala (1925). Intshayelelo: Introduction ; Tennyson ; Gcina indlebe zako: Mind your ears ; Libala uxolele: Forgive and forget ; Imvisiswano: Harmony ; Sobasisisulu xa singa fundi: With no education we'll be easy prey ; Yaleka: Be warned ; Intshwaqe yembongi: The poet's rant ; Izibongo zika Yesu wase Nazarete: The praises of Jesus of Nazareth ; Esikolweni: At school ; Funda: Learn ; Cingela nabanye: Consider others ; U-kufa: Death ; Vuya Lovedale: Rejoice, Lovedale ; Gqalisisa: Pay attention ; Igqala: An observer ; Nombina Taketu ; Okunqabele o-Ntsundu: Constraints on blacks ; Izibongo zika Ntsikana: The praises of Ntsikana ; Ngokufa kone zinto: On the death of a wealthy man ; Intsini: Laughter ; Okutandwa ngabanye kubi kwabanye: What's liked by one seems bad to another ; U-buhle bezinto: Nature's splendour ; S.E. Mqayi ; Ngo moya we mbongi: The poet's spirit ; Ngomteto wezibongo: Poetic rules ; Indalo: The natural order ; Ntab' elanga: Ntabelanga ; Intsonkota: A parable ; Ingoma yaba-ntwana base Africa: Song of the children of Africa ; Amasiko: Customs ; Canon Binyon ; Ngokulibala uyabulala: Forgetfulness kills ; Aba-mele Inxuba: Fish River representatives ; Komani: Queenstown ; Fundani bazali: Parents, learn ; Intyilelo: The revelation ; Ukuqayiselana: Mutual boasting ; Savela isono sam: My sin came to light ; Don Jabavu ; Ingxoxo (Inyembezi ezingena msuli): A debate (Tears with none to dab them) ; Isimanga sembali: A wondrous tale ; Mtandi we sizwe: The lover of nation ; Nxukwebe: Healdtown ; Pantsi pezulu: Topsy turvy ; Isiyalo nge mfundo: Admonition on education ; Ziyaguquka izinto: The times are changing ; Malumko ase Africa: African intellectuals ; Ndiyamtanda u-Mxosa: I love a Xhosa ; lyeza lesimilo: Character tonic ; Abarori: The disgruntled ; Incoko nokufa: Conversation with death ; Ukunganeli: Dissatisfaction ; Susa amehlo ebubini: Stop seeing the bad ; Ngokuzicingela: Vanity ; Fehleli: Dead In Life ; Unina: The mother ; Impendulo ye nxila: The drunkard's reply ; Yinjezu: A side-long glance ; Yeka into zabanye: Mind your own business ; Uku yola kobu denge: The joy of ignorance ; A-makonza avanayo: Servants in harmony ; Ngu nawe nawe: It's you! It's you! ; Inyaniso: Truth ; Nditiyiwe: Nobody loves me ; Heli ka Teba: Harry Taberer ; Isihlomelo: Glossary. Ezinye izibongo: Additional poems. Indaba ze Nxanxadi: The shrike's news (1923) ; Isiyalo ku batshati (amadoda): An exhortation to newlyweds (men) (1924) ; Yiva Mtakati: Listen, sorcerer (1924) ; Izwe lam: My country (1924) ; Satana: 8atan (1924) ; Bawo-Kilesimesi: Father Christmas (1926) ; Bancede abantu: Help the people (1926) ; Izijungqe zenteto: A few extra words (1926) ; Nge bhanela: The flag (1926) ; Ngo Provincial William M. Gcule: Provincial William M. Gcule (1926) ; lsi bini sika Mvelo: Nature's couple (1927) ; Umfo ono mona: The envious man (1927) ; Ndibeka ilitye: An epitaph (1927) ; Nongqause Mhlakaza: Nongqawuse daughter ofMhlakaza (1927) ; Usiba Iwam: My fountain pen (1927) ; I-xoxo: The frog (1927) ; U-bomi: Life (1927) ; Intshayelelo: An introduction (1928) M ; Igqweta lase Lady Frere: A Lady Frere lawyer (1928) ; Ku Canon Malgas: To Canon Malgas (1928) ; Rev. S.S. Kuze (1928) ; Ngo Rev. W.C. Dakada: On Rev. W.C. Dakada (1928) ; Jeremiah Sikiti (1928) ; M. Pelem (1928) ; Yenza: Do (1933) ; Ngokufa: On death (1933) ; Amatshivela: Shirkers (1933) ; Ngomso: Tomorrow (1935) --
Biographical appendices. Anon., "Izala: inc^adi yezibongo": "Izala: a collection of poetry" (1925) ; John Solilo to W.G. eennie(1933) ; W.W. Jabavu, "Rev. John Solilo: prominent contributor to Bantu literature" (1936) ; S.E.K. Mqhayi, "Umfi Umfu. John Solilo": "The late Rev. John Solilo" (1940) --
Sources --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa literature, v. 3.
Other Titles: Umoya wembongi :
Responsibility: edited and translated by Jeff Opland and Peter T. Mtuze.

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