The Story of an Alliance Between Two Poets - One Cuban, One South African

Cynthia Gabbay, Karin Berkman

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The article recalls the meetings and the relationship between the national Cuban poet Nancy Morejón and the South African exiled poet Keorapetse Kgositsile. A consideration of Morejón s engagement with Kgositsile as a fellow poet and her visit to South Africa shed new light on her poetic practice. It allows too, a reaffirmation of Kgositsile's uniquely South African voice and to highlight the reach and impact of his transnational status.The co-author of the article, Cynthia Gabbay, translated here some of Morejón´s texts related to South Africa in solidarity with the Anti-Apartheid struggle.
Original languageAmerican English
TypeBlog article
PublisherEtalab, Interministerial Digital Directorate (DINUM)
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Cuban poetry
  • South Africa
  • apartheid
  • Anti-Apartheid
  • Nancy Morejón
  • Keorapetse Kgositsile
  • African National Congress


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