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Description

Poet Tatamkhulu Afrika discusses his name and its meaning. He then goes on to talk about the history of his poem 'District 6' and his view of life. He also discusses 'Nothing's Changed' and why it was written, as well as looking in more detail at some of its aspects and phrases. The clip contains archive footage of the areas referred to.
This clip is from:
Roots And Water 1: Poetry from other cultures and traditions
First broadcast:
15 January 1999

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to provide useful context to the poem or specific work on South Africa. Can also be used to explore issues relating to the texts of other cultures, with students looking at how writers respond to cultural conflicts around them. More specifically, students can use this to respond to a reading of the poem: what themes and feelings, ideas and attitudes does the poet articulate? Students can then examine how the poet expresses them through form, structure and language.

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