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  • A Chance Meeting – Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists
    A Chance Meeting – Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists
    R190.00 inc. VAT

    Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between American writers and artists.

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    Al Die Lieflike Dade – Charl-Pierre Naudé
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    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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    Blake’s Songs of Innocence & of Experience
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience is a collection of poems which embodies not only the talents of a writer, but also those of an artist working in illuminated printing, applying words and pictures to copper plates with the surrounding surfaces etched away. There are twenty one copies of Songs of Innocence and twenty seven of the work as a whole, but no separate copies of Songs of Experience.

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    Dad, don’t go to work and other poems for children (and their parents)
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    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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    Dieter Roth in America
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    Contains interviews with and photographs of the 25 people who knew or worked with Roth during his time spent in Chicago, Providence, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Many of the works Roth created during that period are illustrated here in full colour.

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    Echo Location – A Guide to Sea Point for Residents and Visitors
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    Never overburdened by earnestness, this guide to Sea Point for Residents and Visitors takes a good look at the hard questions by means of great entertainment.

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    I Flying
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    “I Flying” is an astonishing debut.

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    Inward Moon, Outward Sun
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    The publication of inward moon, outward sun signals a welcome end to Shabbir Banoobhai’s self-imposed silence that lasted well over a decade. In the body of South African writing, his is a rare voice with the courage and the artistic skill to articulate a contemporary spirituality convincingly. The utmost simplicity of expression is used to conceal and reveal, at one and the same time, ideas of intense profundity. The poems are often meditative songs of love, longing and loss in a mystical world but they remain rooted in the social and political struggles of this world.

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    Left Over
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    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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    Letotoba is a collection of 33 new poems that focuses on different themes namely; spiritual, relationships (love), politics, youth (June 16), inspiration and motivation.

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    Love, Crime and Johannesburg: A Musical
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    ‘Why bother to rob a bank, when you can own a bank?’ asked Bertold Brecht. The question is reiterated in the very Brechtian Love, Crime and Johannesburg, the story of Jimmy ‘Long Legs’ Mangane and the trouble he gets into in the new South Africa. Jimmy, a people’s poet involved in the struggle, is accused of robbing a bank. He passionately asserts his innocence, claiming to work for the ‘secret secret service’.

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    New Country
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    “for days i looked for my poems in the streets, and since i could not find them, light fell like a flower on the lonely square. – the light sounded the drum of a thud. beauty came grovelling forward begging, and children went for days without food.” * Poetry is a simple way to remind us of our humanity. It guards against placing blind faith in the sciences which are constricting to the human spirit. In poetry, we discover our basic selves. Intensely lyrical and deeply expressionist, the poems of New Country register the intuitiveness of Mxolisi Nyezwa’s vision of his land and his life. Nyezwa has carved for himself a voice and a style that is entirely his own and unlike any South African poet before him.

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    Penny Siopis – Grief
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    Penny Siopis’ Grief brings together a series of small glue and ink paintings on paper – occasionally with the addition of oil and collage elements – produced over a period of two years following the experience of devastating personal loss. The ‘Notes’ are bought together for the first time, accompanied by a poetic text by the artist that draws on writings by the likes of Mahmoud Darwish, Roland Barthes and Joan Didion on grief, concluding with Emily Dickinson:

    ‘After great pain, a formal feeling comes –’

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    Personal Affects: Power and Politics in Contemporary South African Art Vol. 1
    R270.00 inc. VAT

    Season South Africa is a major program of contemporary visual and performing arts that runs from September 2004 through January 2005. Launched by the Museum for African Art and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine during the year that South Africa is commemorating its first decade of democracy, Season South Africa showcases some of that country’s most gifted and acclaimed contemporary visual and performing artists chosen by an international team of curators.

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    Personal Affects: Power and Politics in Contemporary South African Art Vol. 2
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    This 128-page supplement to the Personal Affects catalogue features photographs and an essay documenting the exhibition and performances at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the Museum for African Art, New York.

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    Planting Water: Collected Poems
    R105.00 inc. VAT

    This tribute collection binds together the manifold voices and visions of Sandile Dikeni, one of South Africa’s most gifted poets.

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    Poems and Drawings (Josef Albers)
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    A rare and beautiful book by a great artist, long unavailable, this new edition includes a new introduction and previously unpublished material by Albers.

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    Soweto Poetry: Literary Perspective
    R180.00 inc. VAT

    This anthology seeks to understand and appreciate a major phenomenon in South African literary and political life – the rise to prominence of a Black Consciousness poetry, called the New Black Poetry of the 1970s, or Soweto Poetry. The contributions, republished here 25 years later, gain resonance in retrospect. They draw on the insights of many leading literary commentators including Peter Abrahams, H.I.E Dhlomo, Nat Nakasa, Es’kia Mphahlele, James Matthews, Lionel Abrahams, Douglas Livingstone, Njabulo S. Ndebele, and Mbulelo Mzamane. They remind us of what editor Michael Chapman identifies as the inheritance of the Soweto voices, part of a global movement towards a non-elitist poetry of ethical power. The challenge of such an aesthetic, a poetry that is both simple and profound, lends continuing relevance to these perspectives. This collection was initially published in the revolutionary aftermath of Soweto ’76 and is reprinted in this current edition.

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