Gorata Chengeta’s (re-)view of ‘feeling and ugly’ by danai mupotsa

gorata chengeta, danai mupotsa, feeling and ugly, impepho press publisher, 2018, feminist pan african literature, poetry

The other day, a friend posted a picture of her copy of feeling and ugly on Instagram, with the caption “Companion”. I thought it was uncanny that hours earlier, I had thought about posting a picture of my copy with the exact same caption.


feeling and ugly is the first poetry book I have ever owned. I keep it by my bed, just in case. I don’t know what the emergency will be but I want to be prepared.

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