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Explore in detail the poem Nothings Changed by Tamatakhulu Afrika and the story Desirees baby by Kate Chopin commenting on how the authors have presented the relationship between black and white people Nothings Changed is an autobiographical poem written by Tatamakhulu Afrika Nothings Changed is set in South Africa The area District six used to be a mixed race inner city community where people of all beliefs lived peacefully But in 1948 a policy of apartheid was introduced The purpose of the apartheid was the separation of races not only whites from non white but also of non whites from each other The poem was written in 1990 after the apartheid regime was defected so the poet is expressing the anger he felt when the area was first destroyed The theme existing in Nothings Changed is oppression and social inequality Desirees Baby was written by Kate Chopin in 1850 before the American civil war The story is set in Louisiana America and was written at a time when slavery existed The theme in Desirees Baby is racial injustice prejudice and inequality of blacks who were treated as slaves and were not entitled to freedom because of their colour The poets anger develops throughout the poem because he sees things have not changed As the poet arrives at District six the first thing he sees is a new restaurant expensive stylish and exclusive with a guard at the gatepost saying whites only Inn He then compares what he can see in the restaurant with a cafe used only by black people This makes him reflect that despite the political situation there are still huge inequalities between whites and blacks although South Africa had supposed to have abolished the apartheid government The deep anger and bitter disappointment he feels makes him want to destroy the restaurant with a stone or bomb The language and structure in the poem is very straight forward The
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