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South Africa: When Words Become Weapons

20 years without apartheid should give South Africans reason to celebrate. But many of the country's young people are frustrated. A group of young writers who represent this generation are putting that frustration into words. The writers meet in schools, theaters, churches, universities and township bars. Their work expresses the anger they feel about the current situation in South Africa.

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The "poetry slam" -- a tradition from the apartheid period -- is now more popular than ever.