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25 October 2018
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to move the launch of Surviving Loss by Busisiwe Mahlangu and Liquid Bones by Sarah Godsell to Bridge Books, Maboneng. We remain supportive of African Flavour Books as a necessary vision. Press Release Oct 25 2018 Change of Venue – Surviving Loss and Liquid Bones Launch
27 October 2018
Busisiwe Mahlangu’s debut collection, written between 2015 and 2018, is undoing a house of silence. Her writing 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 the book that journey spat out. Surviving Loss is a gentle-urgent fight for breath and voice. 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. Emotions are explored in soft black and white tones sometimes, in defiant blooming in other moments. Press Release Oct 27 2018 Launch Surviving Loss and Liquid Bones press release
2 June 2018
Launch of two poetry collections. danai mupotsa’s collection, feeling and ugly, gathers the various statuses and locations she moves across, as a daughter, mother, teacher, scholar and writer. From these places, many of the poems try to approach difficult feelings about what it means to “do politics” from an empathetic complexity. vangile gantsho’s red cotton is an exploration of what it means to be black, queer, and woman in modern-day South Africa. gantsho interrogates being non-conformist in both a traditional-cultural-religious upbringing and a more liberal yet equally-oppressive urban socialisation. Press Release May 25 2018 Launch red cotton and feeling and ugly
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