Revolutionary Poets and Youth Activists
Amabutho (isiZulu or Zulu word for Warriors) is a Revolutionary Poetry Collective comprised of 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
The four members hail from Azania/South Africa and various parts of the U.S. Their poetry represents the broad experience of modern day African youth in the inner cities as well as rural communities of the African World. They use poetry and musical art as a means to inspire, educate and organize African people throughout the world towards revolutionary activism and organization.
Amabutho’s message speaks to many of the issues and challenges facing African Women, Youth and the larger African (Black) World. Some of socio-political issues Amabutho’s poetry speaks on are HIV/AIDS, Relationships, Racism, Capitalism, Socio-Economic Exploitation, African Unity and Empowerment. Amabutho is a collective comprised of teachers, students and workers and thus is able to give voice to many of the concerns and aspirations of people worldwide fighting for a greater voice and better way of life.
Samples of Amabutho – Revolutionary Poetry can be seen in the links below:
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