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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…

  • 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.

  • Songs of Innocence and of Experience


    Reissued with gilded page edges to celebrate Tate Britain’s William Blake exhibition, this beautiful book of The Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an authentic edition of this rare and wonderful collection of poetry reproducing William Blake’s own illumination and lettering from the finest existing example of the original work.

  • Personal Affects: Power and Politics in Contemporary South African Art Vol. 2


    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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    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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    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…

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  • Penny Siopis – Grief


    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 –’

  • Left Over


    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.

  • Beyond – touch


    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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    I Flying


    “I Flying” is an astonishing debut.

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    Echo Location – A Guide to Sea Point for Residents and Visitors


    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.

  • A Chance Meeting – Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists


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

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    William Blake: Seen in my visions – A Descriptive Catalogue of Pictures


    In 1809 William Blake was an obscure poet and engraver with little or no reputation. When he held an exhibition of his work in a private house in Soho in the west end of London it was not a success; the only review in the press was extremely unfavourable and few of the public came. One of those who did was the writer Charles Lamb, who later reserved special praise for the catalogue that accompanied the show, describing it as ‘mystical and full of visions’.

    The catalogue reveals much about the ambition of the man who was to become one of the most unique and highly regarded artists and writers of his time, with a worldwide reputation that continues to grow. In it we learn of his theories about painting, read his unsparing critiques of other artists and gain some extraordinary insights into the workings of his mind. Part commentary and part manifesto, it is as radical as it is in places eccentric.

    Fully illustrated in colour with reproductions of all his surviving works from the original exhibition, the book also includes an essay by Martin Myrone, a leading authority on British art of the period, making it an essential purchase for all those wanting to know more about the life and work of this fascinating and enigmatic figure.

  • Soweto Poetry: Literary Perspective


    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.