Uhuru: Poems from Southern Africa is a bilingual (German-English) collection of political poetry by Mbizo Chirasha. Mostly in free verse, in the style of story telling of African villages, with German translations of the English, these poems chronicle African culture, history, and feelings in sometimes harsh tones. An interesting collection from an interesting versifier that gives non-Africans an insider’s view of a little understood region of the world. Uncompromising, and in some cases uncensored, they are gritty and real and you don’t have to be a poetry fan to appreciate the work that went into their creation.
I received a review copy of this book and I give the author three stars.