A Person is a Person Because of Other People by Jeremy Cronin

Motho Ke Motho Ka Batho Babang (A Person is a Person Because of Other People) is a poem which examines the idea of communication, in its various forms. It details one wordless interaction between two men in prison; two individuals who find solidarity in a brief exchange. Jeremy Cronin was involved with the South African Communist Party (SACP) during Apartheid. The title of this poem is in Sesotho – one of the indigenous Africa languages spoken in South Africa. and draws attention to the importance of human contact, suggesting that the individual is stronger when part of a collective.  Due to … Continue reading A Person is a Person Because of Other People by Jeremy Cronin