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Letters Of Alchemy (Paperback): Shakeela Kingzley Letters Of Alchemy (Paperback)
Shakeela Kingzley
R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 In stock

Letters Of Alchemy is a journey which unveils various cycles of growth from the darkness of fear, grief and heartbreak to the light of love, self-awareness and empowerment - expressed through the art of poetry and prose.

This thought-provoking collection of words pulls the reader into new worlds of expanse bringing strong images, memories and feelings to mind resulting in a visceral adventure. For best results, savour each sentence and brace yourself for a heart- and mind-opening experience.

Shakeela Kingzley is a South African writer and filmmaker who has profound love for the arts. She received her BA Degree in Motion Picture Medium in 2010 and has since worked in the South African film industry and explored the world whenever adventure called her soul.

“Writing this piece of art was a beautiful journey in itself. In my mindfulness I discovered that I am a translator - when I receive the visuals I need to translate it into the English language as best I can so that when you read it you see it and feel it.” - Shakeela Kingzley

Our Words, Our Worlds - Writing On Black South African Women Poets, 2000?2018 (Paperback): Makhosazana Xaba Our Words, Our Worlds - Writing On Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018 (Paperback)
Makhosazana Xaba
R315 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R65 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This groundbreaking, multi-genre anthology answers the question: what did the literary landscape look like in South Africa at the start of the twenty-first century?

It documents a slice of this landscape by bringing together the writings of over twenty contributors through literary critique, personal essays and interviews. The book tells the story of the seismic shift that transformed national culture through poetry and is the first of its kind to explore the history and impact of poetry by Black women, in their own voices. It straddles disciplines: literary theory, feminism, history of the book and politics – thus decolonising literary culture.

Our Words, Our Worlds covers expansive reflections: from the international diplomacy-transforming poem, ‘I Have Come to Take You Home’ by Diana Ferrus, to the pioneering publisher duduzile zamantungwa mabaso; from the self-confessed closeted poet Sedica Davids, to the fiery unapologetic feminist Bandile Gumbi; from the world-renowned Malika Ndlovu, to the engineer and award-winning Nosipho Gumede; from the formidable foursome Feela Sistah, to feminist literary scholars V.M. Sisi Maqagi and Barbara Boswell. The collective contributions are a testimony to the power of creativity and centrality of poetry in a changing society.

This book is an assertion of Black women’s intellectual prowess and – as Gabeba Baderoon puts it – black women’s visions of ‘a world made whole by their presence’.

The Sun And Her Flowers (Paperback): Rupi Kaur The Sun And Her Flowers (Paperback)
Rupi Kaur 5
R270 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R57 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From Rupi Kaur, the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of Milk And Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry.

Illustrated by Kaur, The Sun And Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.

Knapsekerels (Afrikaans, Paperback): Pieter Fourie Knapsekerels (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Pieter Fourie
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 14 - 19 working days

Die gedigte handel onder meer oor 'n byna uitgestorwe plattelandse lewe met tradisionele gebruike en ambagte. Tog word dit haarskerp en klokhelder verwoord sodat ook die moderne stadsmens aanklank daarby kan vind. Maar hy skryf ewe meevoerend oor die stad (Kaapstad).

Daar is ook aktuele gedigte oor Suid-Afrikaanse toestande, tydlose verse oor die dood en prikkelende maar ook skreiende uitbeeldings van die liefde. Die verse het 'n eie, unieke klank en styl. Die minimalistiese woordgebruik is besonder suggestieryk en skep dikwels meerduidighede - betekeniseggo's wat naklinkend in die leser se kop bly draai.

Die beelde en klanke klou inderdaad aan jou soos knapsekêrels.

In A Free State - A Music (Paperback): P.R. Anderson In A Free State - A Music (Paperback)
P.R. Anderson
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this quite extraordinary sequence of poems, P.R. Anderson discombobulates and re-assembles the image and idiom of the various nations, landscapes and earthscapes of central South Africa.

From first peoples, to those who took and settled on their ancestral lands, and to those for whom that land would come ancestral, In a Free State encompasses and compresses centuries of human drama into a fleeting and temperamental poetic narrative.

Yet this is no drudge, nor is it a historical yarn. With an easy mastery of form and metre, coupled with swashbuckling metaphorical and -textual flourish, Anderson's new "music" is a bold and visionary work. A piece of South African poetry - and South African storytelling - unlike any other.

Olga Kirsch - A Life In Poetry (Paperback): Egonne Roth Olga Kirsch - A Life In Poetry (Paperback)
Egonne Roth
R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Ships in 14 - 19 working days

Although Olga Kirsch’s is the only Jewish voice in Afrikaans poetry, it is scarcely known among members of the South African Jewish community. Olga Kirsch was, after Elisabeth Eybers, only the second woman to publish a collection of poetry in Afrikaans.

The aims of this biography are to reverse this slide into obscurity and to show why her work is important not only in South Africa but also in Israel.

It does not only investigate Kirsch’s role as Afrikaans Jewish poet but also examines her as an example of a cross-cultural, multi-lingual immigrant poet. As such some of her English and Hebrew poetry are included in this work.

Sea Prayer (Hardcover): Khaled Hosseini Sea Prayer (Hardcover)
Khaled Hosseini; Illustrated by Dan Williams 1
R416 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R145 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A heart-wrenching story from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams's beautiful illustrations

On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee.

When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.

Seasons Come To Pass - A Poetry Anthology For Southern African Students (Paperback, 3rd ed): H. Moffett Seasons Come To Pass - A Poetry Anthology For Southern African Students (Paperback, 3rd ed)
H. Moffett 5
R315 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R36 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Drawing on fifteen centuries of poetry from all over the world, the third edition of Seasons Come To Pass continues to make poetry relevant and accessible to students in Southern Africa.

The anthology includes unusual, erotic, witty, and political poems, presented in chronological order. A wide range of poets is included, from classics and old favourites to fresh new voices.

This anthology offers support and guidance by providing a clear overview of the important movements in the history of the English language and its literature, as well as detailed notes on critical analysis and techniques for writing essays and exams. The aim is to encourage students to develop the confidence to express their ideas in writing. Practical examples are given of how to come to grips with poetry, and develop critical and analytical skills. Poems are brought alive through supporting notes that tackle contemporary and controversial concerns.

Belly Of Fire - An Anthology Of Hope, Forgiveness, Redemption And Reawakening (Hardcover): Shafinaaz Hassim Belly Of Fire - An Anthology Of Hope, Forgiveness, Redemption And Reawakening (Hardcover)
Shafinaaz Hassim
R50 Discovery Miles 500 In stock

Belly Of Fire is a metaphor for the anxiety and fear that we hold within ourselves; the voices of those who are disempowered by racism, poverty, war and gendered abuse, voices that remain silenced, are housed as fire in our bellies.

Themes of abuse, xenophobia, female genital mutilation, reawakening, are unpacked here in a collection of seven reflective, compelling stories intertwined with no more than thirteen contemporary poems that bring out the essence of the themes developed in the narratives.

The Flame (Hardcover, Main): Leonard Cohen The Flame (Hardcover, Main)
Leonard Cohen; Introduction by Adam Cohen 3
R730 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R235 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THESE POEMS AND NOTEBOOKS ARE THE LAST WORD FROM THE LATE, GREAT LEONARD COHEN.

The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen's last poems and writings, selected and ordered by Cohen in the final months of his life. The book contains an extensive selection from Cohen's notebooks, featuring lyrics, prose pieces and illustrations, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist and thinker. An enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen's storied literary career, The Flame showcases the full range of Leonard Cohen's lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny.

By turns devastatingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who has plumbed the depths of our darkest questions and come up wanting, yearning for more.

The New Century of South African Poetry (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Michael Chapman The New Century of South African Poetry (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Michael Chapman
R225 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R48 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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…

Die Goddelike Komedie - Liefde Laat Die Son En Sterre Sing (Afrikaans, Paperback): Cas Vos Die Goddelike Komedie - Liefde Laat Die Son En Sterre Sing (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Cas Vos
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 14 - 19 working days

In hierdie bundel durf die skrywer Danté Alighieri se briljante werk aan. Hy bewys homself as uitmuntende vertaler.

Danté se lang reis kan tematies verbind word met Israel se uittog verhaal. Met sy La Divina Commedia beoog Danté om die boosheid van die mens aan die kaak te stel en roep hy die mens op om saam te werk aan die skepping van ’n beter samelewing van vrede en orde onder leiding van ’n goeie keiser en pous.

Mede-Wete (Afrikaans, Paperback): Antjie Krog Mede-Wete (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Antjie Krog 3
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Mede-wete,’n aangrypende nuwe digbundel deur Antjie Krog, word temas soos taal, geheue en gewete met ’n nuwe intensiteit en beleënheid hanteer. Dit is haar eerste digbundel in 8 jaar.

Dié gedigte laat blyk duidelik haar diep verknogtheid aan haar geboortegrond en haar volgehoue betrokkenheid by en passie vir die land se komplekse geskiedenis en samelewing. Terselfdertyd herdefinieer sy haar identiteit as Afrikaanse digter. Te midde van verse waaruit haar woede en afkeer ten opsigte van sosiale ongeregtighede spreek, is daar ook boeiende familieverse, verse oor die generasies vorentoe en terug waarin die stemme en gesprekke opklink wat ons elke dag hoor. Ook verse oor oudword en afskeid, waarvan die huldigingsvers vir Mandela ’n hoogtepunt is.

Maar dit is verál weens die ontwrigting van taal juis om nuwe betekenis te skep dat Antjie Krog ’n opwindende digbundel lewer.

I Wish I'd Said - A Product Of The AVBOB Poetry Project (Paperback): Johann de Lange, Mantoa Motinyane I Wish I'd Said - A Product Of The AVBOB Poetry Project (Paperback)
Johann de Lange, Mantoa Motinyane
R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Ships in 14 - 19 working days

Funeral service and insurance provider AVBOB, through its sponsorship of the AVBOB Poetry Project, gave South Africa the gentlest, most inclusive act of bereavement support in the form of an online poetry competition in all 11 official languages.

Poets submitted words of loss and consolation in all 11 mother tongues. Editors in all languages were carefully selected to curate the collection of poems entered, and they too were transformed by the process.

This is a poetry portal for all South Africans – a cathartic space where amateur and accomplished poets can use their craft to comfort others.

Unveiled - Poetic Reflections of a Yielding Heart (Paperback): Jenny Mathews Unveiled - Poetic Reflections of a Yielding Heart (Paperback)
Jenny Mathews
R701 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R144 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
African Easter (Paperback, New): Ken Barris African Easter (Paperback, New)
Ken Barris
R20 Discovery Miles 200 In stock

Ken Barris, who lives and works in Cape Town, has published several novels, a collection of short stories and of poetry. His short stories and poems have appeared in many anthologies. He won the Ingrid Jonker Prize for poetry, the Vita Award for a collection of short fiction, and the M-Net Book Prize for his first novel, The Jailer’s Book. In 2003 he was shortlisted for the Caine Prize.

Validate Me - A Life of Code-Dependency (Paperback): Charly Cox Validate Me - A Life of Code-Dependency (Paperback)
Charly Cox 1
R346 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R131 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Charly is social media's answer to Carol Ann Duffy' Sunday Times STYLE [Charly] is turning a new generation on to poetry' The Telegraph From the bestselling author of She Must Be Mad comes the second book of poetry and prose from Charly Cox. What is love? Baby don't hurt me... but please like my Instagram post. Hello, my name is Charly and I am code-dependent, so would you please, please just validate me? From the bestselling author of She Must Be Mad comes Charly Cox's second collection of poetry and prose. This is an account of a life lived online. Swiping for approval. Scrolling for gratification. Searching for connection. From the glow of a screen in the middle of the night, to the harsh glare of the hospital waiting room, Validate Me is a raw and honest look at the highs and the lows of a digital life. The new voice of a generation, Charly's words have the power to make us all feel less alone.

The MOUTHS OF GRAZING THINGS (Paperback): The MOUTHS OF GRAZING THINGS (Paperback)
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Mouths of Grazing Things is an unflinching, lyrical meditation on nature's forced exodus from the human, and the forms of longing, estrangement, magnetism, and self-otherness that ensue. Arrestingly tender and fiercely protective of where nature lurks in and out of us still, Boyden translates for a new landscape where a brain in a jar is anchored by an apple, a fly-tying fisherman finds love songs to fish scattered among the barber's sweepings, and the players at ""the most dangerous playground in the world"" prepare for anything with one fist clenched and the other full of sugar. In poems built to survive an unsafe journey, this book delivers the now-beyond, the almost-was, the near-forgotten, and the just-in-time.

Things No One Else Can Teach Us (Hardcover): Humble the Poet Things No One Else Can Teach Us (Hardcover)
Humble the Poet
R516 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R156 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Create your own silver linings. SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE. CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Setbacks, disappointments, failures can incapacitate anyone. But they don't have to. Spoken word artist, rapper, and international bestselling author of Unlearn, Humble the Poet, shares raw and honest stories from his own life - from his rocky start becoming a rapper, nearly going broke to being the victim of racial prejudice - to reveal how a change in mindset can radically alter our outlook. Simple yet profound, Things No One Else Can Teach Us show how our hardest moments can help us flourish, but only if we recognize and seize the opportunity.

A Needle in Her Cloth - The Red Plaid Dress Collection (Hardcover): Sherree Sanders A Needle in Her Cloth - The Red Plaid Dress Collection (Hardcover)
Sherree Sanders
R510 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R110 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Cafe After Dawn - Poems (Paperback): Xiao Yan Cafe After Dawn - Poems (Paperback)
Xiao Yan
R383 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R77 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days (Hardcover): Giles Paley-Phillips One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days (Hardcover)
Giles Paley-Phillips
R396 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R78 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Superb, moving, beautiful' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep He will be allowed to visit his mother soon. His mother who is terminally ill, his mother who he has been barred from seeing as he recovers from his own bout of pneumonia. Until then, with the help of his physiotherapist Freya, he must navigate his increasingly empty and isolated existence: his father, who finds solace in the bottom of a glass; his Nana Q, whose betting-slip confetti litters her handbag; his friends, who simply wouldn't understand. Time passes with the promise of soon, but one hundred and fifty-two days later the boy will come face to face with his grief, and move beyond to a world full of possibility, hope and love.

Therapy (Paperback): Mike McCluskey Therapy (Paperback)
Mike McCluskey
R401 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R83 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Krap uit die see (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Fourie Botha Krap uit die see (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Fourie Botha
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tiertjie en Beertjie is beste vriende. Hulle beleef allerhande wonderlike avonture saam. En hulle is vir niks bang nie, want saam is hulle sterker as enigiets op aarde. “As mens ’n vriend het, hoef mens vir niks op aarde bang te wees nie!” Beer en Tier woon gelukkig en tevrede in ’n snoesige, klein huisie aan die rivier. Maar wanneer daar eendag ’n krat uit die rivier spoel, met Panama op geskryf, gaan die twee op reis na die land van hul drome. Saam pak hulle allerhande avonture aan: hulle gaan op ’n skattejag, vind die posdiens uit, hou groot partytjies en arme Tier beland selfs in die dierehospitaal. Hierdie bundel bevat ses van die welbekende Duitse skrywer se tydlose Ben en Tiertjie-stories.

Tussenganger (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marius Crous Tussenganger (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marius Crous
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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