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Nothings changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika and I am not that woman by Kishwar Naheed are both protest poems. Explain what the protests are and how each poet makes their argument. Discuss with reference to language, structu
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Essay Question: 'Nothing's changed' by Tatamkhulu Afrika and 'I am not that woman' by Kishwar Naheed are both protest poems. Explain what the protests are and how each poet makes their argument. Discuss with reference to language, structure and poetic devices.
'Nothing's changed,' is a poem written by Tatumkhulu Afrika around 1990. The poem was written after 1994; this occurred when Apartheid was abolished. 'Apartheid' emphasises separation between the whites and the masses (blacks.)The system in South Africa was to give prestigious jobs, land, homes and all the prosperous wealth to the white minority. The poem is based on when Afrika revisits District 6, a residential area of Cape Town. This was an extensive mixed raced community including Muslims, Jewish, white, Arab, masses (blacks) etc. Throughout the 1960's and 1970's the government declared the residential area of Cape Town as a 'whites only' area and non white residents were evicted from the area. Approximately 600,000 residents were forced to move out and the area was bulldozed, most of it remained as a wasteland. Afrika refused to accept the white card and instead he wanted to be classified as 'coloured.' In the poem Afrika speaks against the injustice of
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