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  • The New Century of South African Poetry – 3rd Edition


    A revised and updated edition of this much-loved poetry anthology which was first published in 2002. This new edition of The New Century of South African Poetry now includes 125 new poems, with the addition of a fifth section covering works produced by poets who have made their mark since the early 2000s. New Century includes pieces in divergent styles by a wide range of authors – from traditional songs by Khoisan poets to poems by established figures such as Roy Campbell, N.P. van Wyk Louw, Mazisi Kunene, Douglas Livingstone, Mongane Wally Serote and Antjie Krog. Popular poetic forms like maskanda, kiba, praises and rap share the pages with current poets such as Gabeba Baderoon, Rustum Kozain, Danie Marais, Nick Mulgrew and Koleka Putuma…

  • Quite Footsteps


    Quite Footsteps explores moral themes relating to political and social change in South Africa. An obscene clamour that the poet sees as eviscerating our country’s humanity becomes the catalyst for an excoriating attack on a time that “renders everything as matters of abuse”, and a passionate demand that we find in ourselves – for ourselves, and in honour of the spirits of the dead – the capacity for the humane. This major work by one of South Africa’s poets will trouble every conscience, even as it revives our faltering hope for a healed nation.

  • Letotoba


    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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    The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry


    This is an utterly brilliant collection of the very best poems from Puffin Books. It is a celebratory anthology of the best of Puffin poetry publishing. Each poet’s work is illustrated by a different artist

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    The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems


    An utterly brilliant collection of the very best poems from Puffin Books, a celebratory anthology of the best of Puffin poetry publishing. Each poet’s work is illustrated by a different artist.

  • Al Die Lieflike Dade – Charl-Pierre Naudé


    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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    ice cream headache in my bone


    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.

  • That Kind Of Door


    A man loves a woman who lives on one continent and is a devoted father to his two sons who live on another – a situation that finds him sometimes in unbearable anguish. Alan Finlay’s That Kind Of Door describes his life/lives,in a lyrical sequence of taut musicality and precise sparse imagery.

  • Stanzas – Number 8


    An open space where poetry matters.

  • The Craft – Selected Poems 1989-2016


    Michael Cope was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1952. He has published three novels (one with Ken Barris), two volumes of poetry and a memoir.

  • Liminal


    This seventh collection from one of South African poetry’s underappreciated masters is possibly his best yet. Metatextual, meticulous and deeply steeped in sentiment, Liminal is an exquisite and at-times startling rumination on lives lived, loves loved and writings written.

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    Collective Amnesia


    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.

  • Pipe Dreams


    Works of Mazisi Kunene translated from Zulu by Vusi Mchunu.

    “I did not choose to write in Zulu; I did not have to make a decision. As you say in my tradition, you are actually inhabited by the spirits on your shoulders and they tell you what to do, what to say” – Mazisi Kunene.

  • Selected Poems


    “Bloomsbury Poetry Classics” are selections from the work of some of our greatest poets. The series is aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no critical or explanatory apparatus. This can be found elsewhere. In the series the poems introduce themselves, on an uncluttered page and in a format that is both attractive and convenient.

  • Botsotso 17


    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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    Dad, don’t go to work and other poems for children (and their parents)


    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…