It is a passion for Urdu that propels India-born poetess Rookeya Saloojee here to compose lyrics dedicated to South Africa's anti-apartheid movement and its heroes like Nelson Mandela and Yusuf Dadoo.The soft-spoken Saloojee, who looks every inch the doting grandmother she is, says her Urdu poems were recited at meetings during the apartheid era but escaped being banned as few understood them. [...]
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