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Compare the way that Tatamkhulu Afrika and Arun Kolatkar show the relationship between people in their environment in Nothing Changed and Old Woman.
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Compare the way that Tatamkhulu Afrika and Arun Kolatkar show the relationship between people in their environment in Nothing Changed and Old Woman
In the following essay I will endeavour to compare the two poems. 'Nothing's Changed', by Tatamkhulu Afrika and An Old Woman by Arun Kolatkar. I will specifically look at the theme as well as relationship between people and their environments.
The poem, 'Nothing's Changed,' is about a poet that returns to the wasteland that was once his home, and relives the anger he felt when the area was first destroyed. This is described in stanzas 1and 2. In stanza 3' the narrator of the poem sees a new restaurant: expensive, stylish, and exclusive, with a guard at the gatepost' alliteration on the g sounds emphasises harsh feeling towards white culture. He thinks about the poverty around it, especially the working man's café nearby, where people eat without plates from a plastic tabletop. This makes him reflect that despite the changing political situation, there are still huge inequalities between blacks and whites. Even though South Africa is supposed to have changed, he knows the new restaurant is really 'whites-only 'line 24. He feels that
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