Poems from the Frontline

Poems from the Frontline was planned as a book to be published in 1990, with work selected by well-known poets and writers in Southern Africa. They were to include poems of resistance, of the struggle to survive, poems of war and love, poems from a new generation of writers, then virtually unknown in Britain.

The book never materialised, but poets from the region joined Frontline States artists and musicians to take their work into schools and perform in community venues in Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin, as well as the South Bank Centre in London.

‘Xipamanine blues’, Mozambique. Ricardo Rangel, 1959. Photographs from the Frontline