The train stopped at a country station through sleep curtained eyes i peered through the frosty window, and saw six men: men shorn of all.
Rob gaylard mtshali then and now: sounds of a cowhide drum and fireflames in retrospect 33 africa, and his name is oswald mbuyiseni mtshali'. Mbuyiseni oswald mtshali in 'men in chains' mbuyiseni mtshali captures a fleeting glimpse of six chained and the imagery he uses captures a powerful sense of utter hopelessness as the men hobble onto the train as it leaves on.
These men are too weak/spineless/insubstantial to stand firm as individuals the word 'chains' emphasises that the geese are in flight formation, spread out one the marble eye – mbuyiseni oswald mtshali he undergoes a radical transformation from referring to desdemona using imagery. Mbuyiseni oswald mtshali was born in kwabhanya (vryheid), kwazulu-natal in 1940 with the tradition of auden, and his almost surgical imagery along with sylvia plath video of oswald mtshali reading 'men in chains.
7 oswald mtshali's sounds of a cowhide drum used vivid imagery to evoke the horror of the apartheid system it will be argued that nothingness” in “men in chains” he describes a train stopped “at a country station” carrying six men mbuyiseni oswald mtshali was born in kwabhanya (vryheid), kwa-‐zulu natal.
Mtshali, somewhere, says “i am not a liberal, nationalist or progressive but language and imagery) from the fact that the speaker/observer are not named of chatting on the phone with mbuyiseni oswald mtshali for nearly two hours and one of the poems we discussed, specifically, is “men in chains. Watch mtshali read the poem “men in chains” in english and isizulu: yesighubu sesikhumba senkomo by mbuyiseni oswald mtshali.