Michela Borzaga & Dorothea Steiner (eds.)
Imagination in a Troubled Space. A South African Poetry Reader

April 2004. 208 pp. ISBN-13 978-3-901993-19-0; ISBN-10 3-901993-19-3
£18.00 (+ 2.50 p&p), €22.00 (+ 3.00 p&p), US$ 31.00 (+ 4.00 p&p)

"Commitment is what unites all poets, commitment to a craft that seeks to find the right words for what the poem has to say. This is always potentially precarious, and if it is possible to join this precariousness with the larger cultural issues being reshaped in South Africa, this is particularly rewarding. The nexus between new world hope and memory that requires assertion and addressing for the sake of integrity of vision, rings through much of the poetry ...".

Dorothea Steiner

This volume includes:

  • New Poems by:
    Lionel Abrahams, Tatamkhulu Afrika, Ken Barris, Jacques Coetzee, Michael Cope, Ingrid de Kok, Isobel Dixon, Gus Ferguson, Gertrude Fester, Keith Gottschalk, Lynette Hlongwane, Peter Horn, Tembeka Mbobo, Joan Metelerkamp, Vuyisile Msila, Sally-Ann Murray, Malika Lueen Ndlovu, Mxolisi Nyezwa, Karen Press, Mavis Smallberg, Kelwyn Sole, Fiona Zerbst
  • Interviews with:
    Tatamkhulu Afrika and Ingrid de Kok

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