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Astrid von Kotze
Workers’ Theatre in South Africa
H.I.E. Dhlomo, one of the first African poets to write in English, lamented the predicament of the ‘People’s Poet’ who, as a committed artist, reaches out to the masses but remains unheard:
Must I ever remain unheard
in vain to get
Through mighty grind of printed
world—a hearing?  N. Visser and T. Couzens, eds., H.I.E. Dhlomo: Collected Works, Ravan Press, Johannesburg 1985, p. 365.
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