1] Manyika: a language, whose speakers are in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
The first line is translated at line 19.
13] kraal: native African village, huts surrounded by a fence, with an area for livestock.
17] Dzua: the sun.
rukweza: African grain crop (not in OED).
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Original text: Kingsley Fairbridge, Veld Verse and Other Lines (London: David Nutt, 1909): 66-67. Cf. Veld Verse (London: Oxford University Press, 1928): 47.
First publication date: 1909
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2002/4/18
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