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Yesterdays and Imagining Realities: An Anthology of South African Poetry is a dance between bright sparks of hope and dark ties to histories. The poems – chosen from nearly 400 submitted in a call out by the French Institute of South Africa – show a connection to a multitude of historical worlds. This in turn creates connections to numerous imaginings of today and tomorrow. The poems range across languages, giving room for accurate expressions of South Africa as a country. Poems of complicated, powerful women weave through the pages. Personal tragedy sits alongside personal triumph, with poems to the country and the continent weaving between the two. This anthology speaks to all the complexity and spirit of this country, in the country’s own voices.

This anthology is produced through the continued poetry partnership between the French Institute of South Africa and impepho press, with the support of Total SA.

in the days after you left, the emptiness became our government. we owned a single mattress. we belonged to the floor. to the blunt charity of sleep.

From you are here by Sarah Lubala

SPECIAL R600 for four titles!

All four impepho press feminist pan african poetry titles for R600 ($44), Surviving Loss by Busisiwe Mahlangu Liquid Bones by Sarah Godsell feeling and ugly by danai mupotsa red cotton by vangile gantsho

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Busisiwe Mahlangu – Surviving Loss

Sarah Godsell – Liquid Bones

vangile gantshored cotton

danai mupotsa – feeling and ugly

various poets – Yesterdays and Imagining Realities:
An Anthology of South African Poetry

Our new titles!

Surviving Loss, Busisiwe Mahlangu, feminist poetry, African, South African, Mamelodi, pan african, impepho press Liquid Bones, Sarah Godsell, Dr Sarah Godsell, historian, poet, lecturer, feminist poetry, African, South African, Mamelodi, pan african, impepho press
Busisiwe Mahlangu’s Surviving Loss is too lived in to be naïve and somehow manages to remain untainted by the cynicism of growing up. If it is true that the artist is the child who survives, then this is the book that journey spat out. Sh Sarah Godsell’s Liquid Bones takes poems as needle and thread, weaving in small and big breaths, in magic and in memory, tracing in stitches, stitching inside stories, exploring the sky.

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red cotton and feeling and ugly, photo by Lethlogonolo Mokgoroane of Cheeky Natives
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