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Thread #63182   Message #1990414
Posted By: GUEST,Cats
08-Mar-07 - 09:03 AM
Thread Name: origin: Nkosi Sikeleli Afrika
Subject: RE: Nkose Sikelele Africa
Many years ago I went to a college in Plymouth to see a South African poet. At the end of his performance he said he would sing it and he would like everyone to join in, presuming that all the 'politically correct' students of the time would know the words. Not being a student I got some really strange looks when I stood up and sang my little heart out, even more so as I was the only one in the room who did. Mak - I used to show Cry Freedom, without fail, every year, to my A level general studies group as part of the political awareness module and used to preface the showing by telling them that, even having seen it literally scores of times, they would still find me weeping at various parts and I would be there with my box of tissues. They were amazed when I did the translation during the singing at the Funeral scene, even more when I joined in. It used to move them to tears as well and no one should have to apologise for that. Let's all sniff together. :-)