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Izwi 16
Voice / Stem. Fook Island Number

Item date(s): June 1st, 1974

Phil du Plessis  - (edited by)
Stephen Gray  - (edited by)
Wessel Pretorius  - (edited by)
Sheila Roberts  - (edited by)
Walter Whall Battiss  (1906-1982) - (illustrated by)

Pages: 35pp
Size: 254mm
Binding: Stapled
Technique: Photocopy/mimeograph
Edition: 350 copies [#337/350]

Place publication: Johannesburg
Publisher: Izwi
Number 16

Additional notes:
In original brown mailing envelope with Fook Island stamp and Izwi cancellation.

[the staples holding the book together, and which also went through the envelope, have been removed so as not to ruin the envelope. The envelope also contains a subscription form "R2.50 for six issues (plus exchange)"]


"PRINTED MATTER. Contents: 20 poems. 1 short story. 1 graphic by Catherine. 1 poster by Battiss."

The Norman Catherine graphic "Occupied" is numbered 337/350 and signed with his initials. Also signed with his initials and name in the graphic.

The Battiss poster is folded twice. A collage in black & white of various works of art interspersed with writers and poets of the period. Stamped on the rear: "CONCEPT BY BATTISS" and IZWI in a rectangular border.

[see also poster in art database: Izwi Concept Poster for Poetry Festival, UCT, Item 1097.]

Page 15 shows a reduced reproduction of Dugong which is item 1099 in Humanities CMD.

Two copies

Exhibition notes:
Samplings: South African Artists' Books

Basement Gallery, WAM

26 March to 6 July 2019

Ref: GB/13351

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