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    100 Papers : A Collection of Prose Poems and Flash Fiction
    R80.00 inc. VAT

    These short shorts (most only one to two pages or less) are slices of South African life with the warts left on. Many involve broken families; some describe mental illness; several include explicit sexuality, mostly between women.

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    A womb of time
    R120.00 inc. VAT

    The anthology by Zama Madinana, a Johannesburg-based performer, poet and writer, mirrors the incongruous aesthetics of the black man.

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    Africa Ablaze !Poems and Prose Pieces of War and Civil Conflict
    R310.00 inc. VAT

    The poems and prose pieces in this compelling collection illustrate the enduring narrative of war and civil conflict in Africa.Africa Ablaze 'is an incredibly important poetry anthology .It is a powerful work of art and history, and is very moving.

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    Africa! My Africa! An anthology of poems
    R310.00 inc. VAT

    Patricia Schonstein’s personal selection brings together a wide, rich range of poems all held together by a simple yet deep honesty.

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    Al Die Lieflike Dade – Charl-Pierre Naudé
    R195.00 inc. VAT

    Charl-Pierre Naudé demonstrates that poetry problematises generally accepted truths, estranging it so that it may be experienced anew. In Naudé’s poetry the strangeness is important. Strange spaces are set foot upon to rediscover the known, by looking in from the outside as it were.

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    Beyond – touch
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    Arja Salafranca’s new poetry collection offers portraits of people on trains in England, as well as recounting the experience of being a stranger in Spain, where she was born.

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    BILAKHULU! Longer poems
    R120.00 inc. VAT

    Vonani Bila’s voice in Bilakhulu! is as buoyant and direct as ever; his emotional range is broad, incorporating humour and lament. These seven narrative poems, ranging from 3 to 35 pages in length, are grounded in the poet’s family and village, at the same time making visible the wider forces that impinge on rural life.

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    Book of Songs – Shabbir Banoobhai
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    Written over a month of fasting and inspired by the poetry of Rumi, these poems are all, ultimately, songs of love.

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    Botsotso 17
    R120.00 inc. VAT

    A multi-lingual journal of new writing – poetry, short fiction, essays, reviews – and visual art. This edition contains the work of over 60 poets and writers from all over the country and expresses the range of themes and styles that are being explored in contemporary South African writing.  A photographic essay on jazz musicians by Moshe Sekete and sketches by Ahmed Patel provide visual content.

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    Botsotso :Contemporary South African Culture
    R110.00 inc. VAT

    Contemporary South African literary journal carrying poetry, fiction, essays and graphics. 90% English, 10% southern African languages. Botsotso is a grouping of poets, writers and artists who wish to both create art as well as to generate the means for its public exposure and appreciation.

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    Broken Parts and Healing Love
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    90 mystical poems about love, loss, heartbreak, survival, femininity and a whole lot more from a contemporary poet with a unique voice and writing style

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    Closer Than That
    R100.00 inc. VAT

    Gail Dendy’s new collection, Closer Than That, is full of delicate observations about the human condition, as are many anthologies, but these poems are crafted with the utmost skill and imbued with the musical soul of a dancer.

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    Collective Amnesia
    R120.00 inc. VAT

    How many abortions have fallen out of your mouth
    while counting the men in your life?

    Madness sits at the dinner table, too,
    saying grace with one eye open.

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    Dad, don’t go to work and other poems for children (and their parents)
    R50.00 inc. VAT

    An illustrated collection of fun short poems for children from a child’s point of view. Subjects include, playing cricket with dad, building sand castles, and many many more…

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    Halala Madiba -Nelson Mandela in Poetry
    R160.00 inc. VAT

    From the day the cell door closed on Nelson Mandela 40 years ago, poets took up the fight for freedom – not just his freedom, but that of an entire people. This book brings together almost 100 poets who turned their pens into political weapons without sacrificing their ability to arouse anger and give shape to dreams.

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    Heart of Africa! poems of love, loss and longing
    R350.00 inc. VAT

    This is the third collection of poems curated by Patricia Schonstein. Her personal selection brings together a wide, rich range of love poems written by Nobel Laureates, well-established and emerging poets. They express love in all its guises and remind us of poetry’s unique place in the landscape of the human heart.

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    ice cream headache in my bone
    R180.00 inc. VAT

    In this, her third collection of poetry, Phillippa Yaa De Villiers invokes images of past and present with hypnotic clarity, summoning the heart and heat of memory – painful and happy alike  – with the distinct musicality and visceral punch she is known for.

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    Isabella Motadinyane :Complete Poems
    R100.00 inc. VAT

    Isabella Motadinyane was born in 1963 in Mofolo Central, Soweto, and died in 2003 in Orange Farm. She used English, Isicamtho, and Sesotho to create a powerful legacy of performance, poetry, and song. On the page, her poems were intense, funny, and painful, while her onstage delivery, whether speech or song, was electrifying in vitality and timing.

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    Left Over
    R160.00 inc. VAT

    Lyric, vigilant, hyper-alert to the surfaces, textures and sensations of the physical world, the poems in Moolman’s sixth collection are beautiful and dangerous, a meditation on the fraught and even perilous relationship of mind and body.

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