About the two compilers of this anthology: Johann de Lange made his debut with Akwarelle van die dors (1982) for which he received the Ingrid Jonker Prize. In 2009 he received the Hertzog Prize for Poetry for his volume of poetry, Die algebra van nood. He lives in Cape Town. Mandla Maphumulo is an academic, poet and author. He was awarded a Certificate in recognition of his extensive contribution to the development of isiZulu Literature, 1994-2004, by the Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism (KZN).