Njabulo Ndebele Biography

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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Njabulo Ndebele

Although better known for his critical essays and richly textured stories, Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele also addresses his core concerns in his poetry. In "The Revolution of the Aged," a poem featured in The Penguin Book of Southern African Verse (1989), Ndebele alludes to the impatient, angry young "who burned with scorn, / loaded with revolutionary maxims / hot for quick results," and remarks, "if you cannot master the wind, / flow with it / letting know all the time that you are resisting." In his most celebrated theoretical statement, "Turkish Tales and Some Thoughts on South African Fiction," reprinted in Rediscovery of the Ordinary: Essays on South African Literature and Culture (1991), the link between the sentiments expressed in the poem and Ndebele's critical perspective on South African writing is subtly made: "It seems clear, therefore, that it is humanly unrealistic to show a revolutionary hero, for example, who has no inner doubts. All...

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