Remembering Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile at the University of Cape Town


Nuruddin Farah, a member of the b2 editorial board, writes,

Of the half dozen South African struggle icons that have died since the beginning of the year, I was personally closest to Poet-Laureate Willie Kgositsile and Musician Hugh Masakela. After having attended their funerals in Johannesburg, where they died, and observed that Bra Hugh received more far-reaching tributes from his colleagues in the music field, I felt that it was necessary to organize a special literary tribute in Cape Town. And I did so thanks to several others friends, including poets Antjie Krog, Ingrid de Kok and Harry Garuba and novelist Mandla Langa, to honour our loving memory of Kgositsile – the great human being and the formidable poet, whom we will all miss.


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