Donato Francesco Mattera has been celebrated as a journalist, editor, writer and poet. He is also acknowledged as one of the foremost activists in the struggle for a democratic South Africa, and helped to found both the Union of Black Journalists, the African Writer's Association and the Congress of South African Writers. Born in 1935 in Western Native Township (now Westbury) across the road from Sophiatown, Mattera can lay claim to an intriguingly diverse lineage: his paternal grandfather was Italian, and he has Tswana, Khoi-Khoi and Xhosa blood in his veins.
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Book Description Skotaville Publishers, Johannesburg, 1983. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. VG copy. Bookseller Inventory # 015706
Book Description Skotaville Publishers, Braamfontein, 1983. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good Plus. First Edition. pp115. Prev. owner's name/date to ffep, some limited light browning; otherwise very clean & tight. '.is a long-awaited collection of lyrical poetry singing to the hostility of the Protea flower: the skeletal dreams of a dispossessed people; the insanity of a greedy worldthe wish for spiritual fulfilment, and the discovery of beauty, love and hope in the fight for freedom.'. Bookseller Inventory # 1008665
Book Description Book Condition: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: reprint ] Publisher: Skotaville Pub Date: 1/1/1983 Binding: Paperback Pages: 115 reprint edition. Bookseller Inventory # 3169250
Book Description Skotaville, 1983. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Signed by Author(s)the book is signed on the title page "Don & Is.26/8/1985"there had been an inscription under the front end page, but this has been removed. there are no other inscriptions and the binding is excellent. the wraps are a touch shelf rubbed. signed. Bookseller Inventory # 99hk