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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Somehow We Survive takes its title from an included poem by Dennis Brutus and is a collection of poems written in English by non-white South Africans. It is not a new book, having been published in 1982, but it still is worth the attention of Western readers, particularly of those who have not already become students of South Africa's shameful history of apartheid and the growing resistance of black and colored persons, both in direct action and literary activity. As the book is now available in paperback, at a modest price, it is worth having, in spite of its limitations.
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