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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Mongane Serote is a poet of considerable merit; this I should have discovered from reading his novel, To Every Birth Its Blood, even had I not heard and seen him read his poetry to an African Literature Association Conference in 1975. The novel, however, is not obtrusively poetic; rather, its physical and psychological insights are apt and genuine parts of an integral whole, not ends in and of themselves. Yet a careful reader will respond most positively to such expression.
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