Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Poetry as a cataylst for political activism
In an interview with Phillip Adams on Late Nite Live, the South African political activist, freedom fighter and Judge Albie Sachs recounted that he was propelled into political activity by poetry.
Sachs told how after hearing a live reading of the poetry of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca he was inspired to take up the fight against the South African government's Apartheid system. For Sachs the power of poetry was that it was able to link the soul of a person with the big public events and struggles of the world.