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Magical Negro (Paperback): Morgan Parker Magical Negro (Paperback)
Morgan Parker
R280 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R72 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Million-petalled Flower of Being Here (Paperback): Vidyan Ravinthiran The Million-petalled Flower of Being Here (Paperback)
Vidyan Ravinthiran
R230 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Vidyan Ravinthiran's second collection is a book of sonnets for his wife. These are love poems that turn analytical, consider the world, and in which the pronoun 'we' aspires to stand for a larger community, including (if you like) readers themselves. Many describe life in the North East for a mixed-race couple, considering both the redemptive force of love and the cultural origins of our discontent. Brexit; racist and sexist abuse; class; our work-life balance, and our relationship with institutions (be it our employer, or the NHS); taboos surrounding mental health; civil war in Sri Lanka; media representation of minorities; immigrant anxieties: these poems look inward, but also outward. Worrying at the link between society and our private lives, they scorn a politics which would put us all in separate boxes. Love, and imagination, may not conquer all, but as recent shocks suggest, `we' must at least try to understand people different to us.

Landscape with Headless Mama - Poems (Paperback): Jennifer Givhan Landscape with Headless Mama - Poems (Paperback)
Jennifer Givhan
R315 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R62 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3 - Halal If You Hear Me (Paperback): Fatimah Asghar, Safia Elhillo The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3 - Halal If You Hear Me (Paperback)
Fatimah Asghar, Safia Elhillo
R362 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R88 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The collected poems dispel the notion that there is one correct way to be a Muslim by holding space for multiple, intersecting identities while celebrating and protecting those identities. Halal If You Hear Me features poems by Safia Elhillo, Fatimah Asghar, Warsan Shire, Tarfia Faizullah, Angel Nafis, Beyza Ozer, and many others. Fatimah Asghar is the creator of the Emmy-Nominated web series Brown Girls, now in development for HBO. She is the author of If They Come For Us and a recipient of a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. She is a member of the Dark Noise Collective and a Kundiman fellow. In 2017, she was listed on Forbes's 30 Under 30 list. Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children. Sudanese by way of Washington, DC and a Cave Canem fellow, she holds an MFA from the New School. In 2018, she was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.

Nou, hier (Afrikaans, Paperback): Corne Coetzee Nou, hier (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Corne Coetzee
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Diť hoogs afgeronde digdebuut van Cornť Coetzee is ’n opwindende gebeurtenis in die Afrikaanse uitgewersbedryf. Coetzee het ’n sonderlinge styl en toonaard. Op die oppervlak roer daar ‘n oŽnskynlike eenvoud, maar onderliggend is ’n web van deurdagtheid versteek. Volgens een keurder word die gedigte veral gekenmerk aan ’n fyn balans tussen emosie en mymering/waarneming – iets wat herinner aan sommige historiese digkunsvorme uit Japan en China. Coetzee put uit die wÍreld van die huisvrou, die groei en verbrokkeling, vreugde en pyn van verhoudings, die Boeddha, die omgewing en die hier-en-nou soos gesetel in die durende gang van lewe en dood.

The Sun and Her Flowers (Paperback): Rupi Kaur The Sun and Her Flowers (Paperback)
Rupi Kaur 1
R310 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R76 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
British Museum (Paperback): Daljit Nagra British Museum (Paperback)
Daljit Nagra 1
R246 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R64 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Daljit Nagra possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary English poetry. British Museum is his third collection, following his electrifying version of the epic Ramayana, and marks a significant departure of style to something quieter, more contemplative and inquisitive, at times valedictory. His political edge has been honed in a series of meditations and reflections upon our heritage, our legacy, and the institutions that define them: the BBC, Hadrian's Wall, the Sikh gurdwaras of our towns, the British Museum of the title poem. With compassion and charisma, Nagra explores the impact of the first wave of mass migration to our shores, the Arab Spring, the allure of extremism along with a series of personal poems about the pressures of growing up in a traditional community. British Museum is a book that asks profound questions of our ethics and responsibilities at a time of great challenge to our sense of national identity.

Take Me to the Edge - Poems by Katya Boirand (Hardcover): Katya Boirand Take Me to the Edge - Poems by Katya Boirand (Hardcover)
Katya Boirand
R459 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R146 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

FIVE WORDS IS ALL IT TAKES TO PROVOKE A CHAIN OF CREATION. That is what Katya Boirand discovered the first time she asked a friend for five words and then turned them into a poem, using the words and the subject as her inspiration. This spark started a movement, and soon Katya was asking friends and strangers alike for their five words of choice. Take Me to the Edge is a selection of these poems, sitting alongside a portrait of each subject, in this stunning and joyous celebration of language, connection and art.

Vol Draadwerk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marius Crous Vol Draadwerk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marius Crous
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Die temas in hierdie bundel sluit deels aan by temas uit sy vorige bundels, maar daar is ook heelwat nuwe onderwerpe. Die gedigte oor musiek, die skilderkuns en die letterkunde in afdelings I en IV toon weer eens Crous se vernuf in die ontginning van intertekste, terwyl die homoerotiese gedigte in afdeling VI voortbou op die tema in sy tweede bundel.

Om Te Onthou - Versamelbundel Ter Viering Van Die Digter Se 85ste Jaar (Afrikaans, Paperback, illustrated edition): Barend J.... Om Te Onthou - Versamelbundel Ter Viering Van Die Digter Se 85ste Jaar (Afrikaans, Paperback, illustrated edition)
Barend J. Toerien
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Hennie Aucamp het in 'n huldeblyk na Toerien se dood opgemerk dat Om te onthou beslis meer aandag verdien as wat dit by verskyning gaande gemaak het: "[Barend was] 'n man vir alle seisoene, veral vir die herfs en die winter. Maar weerkerende motiewe is daar tog: die natuur, die liefde, die kunste. En hierin is hy, ondanks sy ironie en satires, 'n aartsromantikus."

Nuwe stemme 6 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Nuwe stemme 6 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
R265 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R37 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Nuwe stemme gee vir die varsste, nuutste stemme in Afrikaans 'n plek om hulself te laat hoor. Die sukses van die projek kan gesien word in die vorige deelnemers wat nou gevestigde skrywers is: Ronelda Kamfer, Gilbert Gibson, Loftus Marais, Kirby van der Merwe en Tom Dreyer en vele meer. Hierdie uitgawe word saamgestel deur Charl-Pierre Naude en Bibi Slippers. As jy wil weet hoe lyk die skrywers van die toekoms, lees Nuwe stemme 6.

Liefland (Afrikaans, English, Paperback): Louis Esterhuizen Liefland (Afrikaans, English, Paperback)
Louis Esterhuizen
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Liefland is in vyf afdelings verdeel. Reeds heel in die begin lees ons "Onthou die aarde nog die krag/ wat dit gevorm het/ die berge, onthou die berge/ die lawa/" en die vers sluit later af met die woorde "Onthou die liefde die niks". Die digter skroom nie om verskillende fasette van ons land en die tyd waarin ons woon te ontgin nie, of dit gaan oor die vrou wat sterf langs die pad, 'n moord op Bitterfontein, 'n kind wat deur bendes geskiet word in Waterbergstraat, bergies of straatkinders, 'n bom wat ontplof.

T. S. Eliot Reads The Waste Land, Four Quartets and Other Poems (Standard format, CD): T. S. Eliot T. S. Eliot Reads The Waste Land, Four Quartets and Other Poems (Standard format, CD)
T. S. Eliot
R243 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R59 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The most famous, beautiful and spiritually moving poems of the twentieth-century, read by the most famous poet. Historic recordings of the cream of Eliot's poetry. It is always something of a revelation to listen to a poet reading his own words, and these recordings are no exception. Eliot clearly and evenly characterises and reveals the voices of some of his most important works in this excellent reading. The Waste Land caught the imagination of the age with its powerful emotional impact. Eliot felt that the modern Western city had become a sterile desert waste land, and in it life had become a sham pretence, with no content but stale conventionality. The Four Quartets express the poet's whole-hearted acceptance of the Christian faith. Each poem describes a meditation which leads to a reconciliation with the burden of the past.

Pleasure Ground (Paperback): Richard Murphy Pleasure Ground (Paperback)
Richard Murphy
R295 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R64 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

ichard Murphy, now in his eighties, is one of Ireland's most distinguished poets, known particularly for poems drawing on the landscape and history of the west of Ireland with classical rigour and 'unvarnished' clarity. He emerged in the 1950s with John Montague and Thomas Kinsella as one of the three major poets in the new Irish poetic renaissance. The Pleasure Ground expands the scope of his much acclaimed Collected Poems of 2000 to include a selection of new poems along with an appendix featuring illuminating commentary on the historical and personal background of some of his most notable work, including 'The Cleggan Disaster', 'The God Who Eats Corn', The Battle of Aughrim, and the poems of High Island.

Running Upon The Wires (Paperback): Kate Tempest Running Upon The Wires (Paperback)
Kate Tempest 1
R252 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R88 (35%) In stock

‘Whether on stage or on the page, her language hits like lightning. It illuminates and it burns.’ Guardian

Running Upon The Wires is Kate Tempest’s first book of free-standing poetry since the acclaimed Hold Your Own. In a beautifully varied series of formal poems, spoken songs, fragments, vignettes and ballads, Tempest charts the heartbreak at the end of one relationship and the joy at the beginning of a new love; but also tells us what happens in between, when the heart is pulled both ways at once.

Running Upon The Wires is, in a sense, a departure from her previous work, and unashamedly personal and intimate in its address – but will also confirm Tempest’s role as one of our most important poetic truth–tellers: it will be no surprise to readers to discover that she’s no less a direct and unflinching observer of matters of the heart than she is of social and political change. Running Upon The Wires is a heartbreaking, moving and joyous book about love, in its endings and in its beginnings.

The Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales - A Tinsmith and Poet in Territorial New Mexico (Hardcover): Maurice M Dixon Jr The Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales - A Tinsmith and Poet in Territorial New Mexico (Hardcover)
Maurice M Dixon Jr; Foreword by Carmella Padilla; Translated by Alejandro Lopez
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A Book of Lives (Paperback): David Farrell A Book of Lives (Paperback)
David Farrell
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
Radbraak (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jolyn Phillip Radbraak (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jolyn Phillip
R200 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R28 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Radbraak is Jolyn Phillips se digdebuut in Afrikaans. In diť digbundel verbrokkel sy taal, draai sy die rug op haar vel-taal, ‘radbraak’ sy haar eie taal. Dit is die enigste medium wat sy het, maar sy breek dit, sy vernuwe dit, sy ont-taal dit. Phillips is ’n nuwe stem in Afrikaans – soms liries maar deurgaans skreiend en ook uitdagend.

Volgens bekroonde digter Petra MŁller is Radbraak ’n ‘klein aardbewing van ’n bundel’.

Vlamsalmander (Afrikaans, Paperback): Hennie Aucamp Vlamsalmander (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Hennie Aucamp
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
Landelik (Afrikaans, Paperback): Martjie Bosman Landelik (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Martjie Bosman
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Martjie Bosman se debuutbundel, wat in 2003 met die Ingrid Jonkerprys vir poesie bekroon is. Die verse in hierdie versameling getuig van sterk beheer oor verstegniek, sober eenvoud en uitgebreide kennis van die breer literatuurlandskap. Dit spreek ook van intense meelewing met die geskiedenis en die natuur.

Amper Elders (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louis Esterhuizen Amper Elders (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louis Esterhuizen
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Hierdie bundel het nie verniet die subtitel "'n Reisjoernaal" nie, want hier word poeties verslag gedoen van ín reis na Europa. Byna soos in 'n dagboek word die voorbereidings, die heen- en terugvlugte, die besoek aan vier lande en die afloop van die reis aan die leser voorgehou. Die verslag bestaan egter nie net oor beskrywings van toeriste-aantreklikhede nie, maar sluit ook boeiende interaksies met die inwoners van die ooste van Engeland, Vlaandere, Nederland en Tsjeggie in. Die verteller is deurentyd bewus van die lae van die geskiedenis oor hierdie plekke en die neerslag wat dit in verskillende kunsvorme gevind het. Nuus uit Suid-Afrika staan dikwels ook in ironiese kontras met wat die reisigers in die vreemde ervaar. Duiwe vorm ín deurlopende motief: Die enigmatiese figuur van die duiwedanser stuur die verteller en sy reisgenoot weg, maar hulle weet dat hulle soos die duif wat Noag uitgestuur het, weer sal terugkeer. Aan die einde van die bundel neem die duiwedanser ín onheilspellende gedaante aan, en die verteller besin oor die ligtheid en kortstondige vreugde van die reis, soos ín donsveer wat in die wolke weggeblaas word.

Advertisements for Myself (Paperback): Norman Mailer Advertisements for Myself (Paperback)
Norman Mailer
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Advertisements for Myself is a comprehensive collection of the best of Norman Mailer's essays, stories, interviews and journalism from the Forties and Fifties, linked by anarchic and riotous autobiographical commentary. Laying bare the heart of a witty, belligerent and vigorous writer, this manifesto of Mailer's key beliefs contains pieces on his war experiences in the Philippines (the basis for his famous first novel The Naked and the Dead), tributes to fellow novelists William Styron, Saul Bellow, Truman Capote and Gore Vidal and magnificent polemics against pornography, advertising, drugs and politics. Also included is his notorious exposition of the phenomenon of the 'White Negro', the Beat Generation's existentialist hero whose life, like Mailer's, is 'an unchartered journey into the rebellious imperatives of the self'

Die Stilte Opgeskort (Afrikaans, Paperback): Heilna Du Plooy Die Stilte Opgeskort (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Heilna Du Plooy
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In Heilna du Plooy se derde digbundel besin sy veral oor verskillende soorte verhoudings: die verhouding met Suid-Afrika en die stamlande van Afrikaanssprekendes, verhoudings met familie en geliefde vriende, die verhouding met die persoonlike en kollektiewe verlede en verskillende vorms van magsverhoudings. ín Besonder treffende reeks in die bundel handel dan ook oor die verhouding tussen jagter en prooi, die skuld van die maghebber en die offerande van die ondergeskikte, wat in die vorm van ín gesprek met ín reeks beeldhouwerke van Maureen Quin gegiet word. By hierdie reeks sluit verdere gedigte oor die skepping van kuns aan, wat teenoor ín reeks oor ín oppervlakkige verbruikerskultuur gelees kan word. Die bundel word afgesluit met ín aantal elegiese verse en twee verse oor die eenvoudige waardigheid van sorg en mededeelsaamheid.

The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (Paperback): Robin Robertson The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (Paperback)
Robin Robertson 1
R258 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R87 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2018 Winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 'A beautiful, vigorous and achingly melancholy hymn to the common man that is as unexpected as it is daring' John Banville, Guardian A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, The Long Take is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - books of recent years. Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he moves from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but - as those dark, classic movies made clear - the country needed outsiders to study and dramatise its new anxieties. While Walker tries to piece his life together, America is beginning to come apart: deeply paranoid, doubting its own certainties, riven by social and racial division, spiralling corruption and the collapse of the inner cities. The Long Take is about a good man, brutalised by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed to return to it - yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in himself. Robin Robertson's The Long Take is a work of thrilling originality.

Stark Raving Dad - Poems for the Frazzled Parent in All of Us (Hardcover): Sanderson Dean Stark Raving Dad - Poems for the Frazzled Parent in All of Us (Hardcover)
Sanderson Dean
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Finally! The pain of parenting . . . in poetic form! Stark Raving Dad is an illustrated collection of poems (no claims of being Walt Whitman here) that humorously captures fatherly angst in comedic verse and pairs it with "talented" art from the author's own kids. Let's be honest: Most gifts for Dad usually end up being a golf club or a tie. But what about the Dad in desperate need of a laugh? Give him reassurance he's not the only father trying to figure it all out. Over the years Sanderson Dean has turned all his fatherly angst into poetry, accompanied by crudely drawn images by his children. But before your eyes glaze over at the word "poetry," you should know it's more hapless than highbrow. From surviving road trips to being puked on, and from plunging clogged toilets to finding Craisins in the couch cushions, Sanderson covers many of the rarely talked about adventures that make the journey of parenthood so very exciting.

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