Worldscapes: Gr 7 - 12: A collection of verse by R. Malan
This anthology of major poets and poems is intended for senior and secondary school classes. The book includes representation of black writers from Africa, Asia and Europe. It is strongest on the 20th century, but also has a selection of classic poems from Chaucer and Shakespeare onwards. Poets include: from the UK - Rupert Brooke, D.H. Lawrence, Philip Larkin, C. Day Lewis, Wilfred Owen, Dylan Thomas, John Agard, James Berry, Linton Kwezi Johnson, Grace Nichols and Benjamin Zephaniah; from the USA - Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Alice Walker; from South Africa - Dennis Brutus, Barry Feinberg, Mafika Gwala, Gcina Mhlope, Mike Nichol and Wally Serote; and from elsewhere in Africa - Ama Ata Aidoo, Ben Okri and Niyi Osundare. Biographical notes place each poet in context.