Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generation

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In 1953 African- PDFAmerican poet Langston Hughes began corresponding with several South African writers variously affiliated with the legendary "Drum" magazine. Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generation PDF EBook Published here for the first time, these letters provide an invaluable glimpse into the growing repression of South African apartheid and the slow but painful progress of the American Civil Rights movement. Revealing a fascinating set of transatlantic friendships between a titan of American letters and a group of writers that includes Peter Clarke, Todd Matshikiza, Bloke Modisane, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Peter Abrahams, and Richard Rive, this volume highlights Hughes's enormous influence on the rise of English-language literature by black and mixed-race writers in South Africa. Like this book? Read online this: The Anthology of Early African American Literature, South African Art Now.

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