Saturday, 22 October 2011

Malikhanye by Mxolisi Nyezwa

Malikhanye is the third collection 
by South African poet Mxolisi Nyezwa,
published by Deep South, 2011.  

"Nyezwa's poems are both violent and tender,
with an immediacy of language that strikes
the reader like a cry, or note of music."


all i can make of my country
is a sulphurous compound
a black room with two gigantic stars
as thoroughly silent as corpses

and during the many storms in my life
what happened?
what really happened?
during those nights
what did I really see?

The book is available from bookstores, or order directly from Deep South. Contact for order details.

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