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Just outside the city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa is the township of New Brighton, where 102,000 Africans who work in such industries as the Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation live. On July 14, 1967, I spoke in New Brighton with two prominent Xhosa poets – the Rev. James J. R. Jolobe, a Presbyterian minister, and Mr. Soya Mama, a journalist. The interviews, conducted in English, took place separately. Similar questions were asked, however, and the respective responses of the two poets are brought together in this article. Sections from the interviews are included here.