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MCGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL , 2014 anthology
173pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A selection of the work presented at the 2014 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Leon de Kock, Finuala Dowling, Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Daniel Hugo, Liesl Jobson, Helen Moffett, Danie Marais, and many others.

In English and Afrikaans.
MCGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL, 2015 anthology
167pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R115
A selection of the work presented at the 2015 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Colleen Higgs, Daniel Hugo, Liesl Jobson, Antjie Krog, Helen Moffett, Sindiwe Magona, Don Pinnock, Douglas Reid Skinner, Adam Small, Wendy Woodward, and many others.

In English and Afrikaans
MCGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL, 2016 anthology
175pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R200
A selection of the work presented at the 2016 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Helen Moffett, Kobus Moolman, Nick Mulgrew, Athol Williams, Wendy Woodward, Dan Wylie, and many others.

In English and Afrikaans.
MCGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL, 2017 anthology
268pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R200
A selection of the work presented at the 2017 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Michael Cope, Finuala Dowling, Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Helen Moffett, Kobus Moolman, Nondwe Mpuma, Lerato Sibanda, Athol Williams, Wendy Woodward, and many others.

In English and Afrikaans.
THE HEART OF THE MATTER, the Gerald Kraak anthology, African perspectives on gender, social justice and sexuality
188pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
A collection of the short-listed entries to the anthology and award named after anti-apartheid activist Gerald Kraak (1956-2014). The Gerald Kraak Award is a joint initiative between The Other Foundation and the Jacana Literary Foundation.

Introduction by Sisonke Msimang.

Includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across Africa by allies of the LGBTQI+ community. The 2019 winner was OluTimehin Adegbeye (Nigeria) for her essay "Mothers and Men".
THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, vol VI, selected by Goodenough Mashego, Thabiso Mohare, Pieter Odendaal, Mongane Wally Serote
228pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R195
Poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition.

Foreword by Wally Serote.

The 2016 Award went to Athol Williams.
THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume VIII, selected by Rustum Kozain, Goodenough Mashego, Pieter Odendaal, Makhosazana Xaba, Mongane Wally Serote
230pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
Poems entered for the annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition.

Foreword by Wally Serote.

The three shortlisted poems are Lufuno A Si Tserere by Mushayathoni Nwovhe, Mina Ngiyadideka by Albert Sipho Ntombela and Obab’ Abangebaba by Bukelani Mmelly Shangase. All the poems are accompanied by English translations.
THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume VII, selected by Goodenough Mashego, Koleka Putuma, Pieter Odendaal, Mongane Wally Serote
240pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R195
Poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition.

Foreword by Mongane Wally Serote.

The 2017 Award went to Moses Seletisha for his Sepedi poem “Mahlalerwa”.
Adjabe (N.) & Pieterse (E.) eds. AFRICAN CITIES READER,
255 pp., b/w & colour illlus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
A volume published by Chimurenga and the African Centre for Cities that seeks to offer "a wide-ranging ensemble of genres, perspectives, and forms of representation that provide crucial glimpses into how African identities and spatialities are being crafted at a moment when both urban theory and policy is experiencing its worst existential crisis." from the preface.

Includes essays, fiction, poetry and photographs.

Contributions include "Blood Money: a Joburg chronicle" by Valentine Cascarino,
"Dagga, an extract" by Rustum Kozain,
"Closer Than This, extracts from an open source book for urban planners" by Karen Press,
"Terror and the City" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Three Poems" by Gabeba Baderoon,
"Of Tamarind & Cosmopolitanism" by Nuruddin Farah, and
"Planning for Chaos, urban regeneration and the struggle to formalise trolley-pushing activity in downtown Johannesburg" by Ismail Farouk.
Agustin (J.) WINGS OF SMOKE, poems
87pp., paperback, Oxford, 2017. R240
"'Wings of Smoke' is a beautifully crafted collection of accessible poems in a mix of styles, all striking in the poet's intimacy with his subjects...Agustin sees humanity; he sees beauty even as the world he occupies swirls with darkness. There is a depth of incisive thought, observation of nature, human movement that feels unforced. He expresses a concern for the fragility of our social order; a concern for violations of human dignity brought about by violent conflict." Athol Williams, winner of the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award

Jim Pascual Agustin grew up in Manila in the Philippines. He moved to Cape Town in 1994.
Amosu (A.) NOT GOODBYE,
43 pp., paperback, Carapace 82, Cape Town, 2010. R114
A debut collection of poems by Akwe Amosu.

Akwe Amosu, half Nigerian and half British, was born in London but moved to Nigeria as a small child. She has worked as a reporter, radio host and editor in South Africa, other African countries and the UK. In 2006 she settled in Washington DC where she works as a policy advocate for the Open Society Institute.
Anderson (P.R.) IN A FREE STATE, a music
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
"Destined to be a landmark in South African poetry." J.M. Coetzee

P.R. Anderson was born in 1967. He lectures at the University of Cape Town in English Language and Literature and is the recipient of the 2017 Thomas Pringle Award for Poetry and the 2003 Sanlam Literary Award. He the author of "Litany Bird" and "Foundling Island".
Angelou (M.) HIS DAY IS DONE, a Nelson Mandela tribute
43 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2014. R235
"This poem was written on behalf of the American people on the occasion of the death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, at the request of the U.S.Department of State."

American poet, writer, teacher and director Maya Angelou lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Baderoon (G.) A HUNDRED SILENCES, poems
73 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R240
Gabeba Baderoon was born in Port Elizabeth and grew up in Cape Town. This is her third collection of poetry. In 2005 she held the Guest Writer Fellowship at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, and received the DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Poetry.
Baderoon (G.) THE HISTORY OF INTIMACY,
74pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
Gabeba Baderoon is the author of the poetry collections "The Dream in the Next Body", "The Museum of Ordinary Life" and "A Hundred Silences" and the monograph "Regarding Muslims: from slavery to post-apartheid". With Alicia Decker, she co-directs the African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University, where she teaches Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies and African Studies. She received the DaimlerChrysler Prize for South African poetry. She is an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University and a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.
Bamjee (S.) ZIKR, poems
53pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
Photographer and writer Saaleha Bamjee was born in 1983 and lives in Johannesburg. "Zikr" is her first collection of poems.
Berold (R.) & Wessels (P.) eds TYHINI, 2015
346pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2015. R180
Work by students in the 2015 MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.

Text in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Sesotho.
Berold (R.) & Wessels (P.) eds. TYHINI, 2014
360pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2014. R230
Work by full time and part time students in the 2014 MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.
Berold (R.) ed. POETRY 99, twenty South African poets in performance, Grahamstown 1999
119 pp., paperback, DVD, Grahamstown, 2013. R150
A selection from a week-long series of live readings by South African poets that took place at a performance poetry festival held in Grahamstown in July 1999. The book contains the poems in written form, while on the DVD the twenty poets can be heard reading their work. Poets include Ingrid de Kock, Joan Meterlerkamp, Lesego Rampolokeng, Kelwyn Sole, Isabella Motadinyane, Mxolisi Nyezwa, and Donald Parenzee.
Betty (M.) METAPHYSICAL BALM, poems
75pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230
"'Owl', the mythical figure that commands centre stage of Metaphysical Balm, is a refractory poetic device through which, in a wide range of narratives and contexts, Michèle Betty examines and contends with religion, inherited ideas, earlier poets and 'the tradition'. She astutely anchors the poems in concrete imagery so as to ensure that a considered balance between the actual and the imagined prevails. You don't often encounter a resonant voice in a first book, but that is precisely what distinguishes this collection." Douglas Reid Skinner

"This is an accomplished work of heart. The 'reverberations of the heart' in this volume resonate with other poets and philosophers. Highly commendable." Joan Hambidge

"Michèle Betty's collection with its protagonist Owl, breaks open the doors that keep life's mysteries hidden from view. Mystical and yet deeply grounded in the human(e), these are the sorts of poems which flood heart and brain with a brilliant, bloody light." Meg Vandermerwe

Michèle Betty is the poetry editor of New Contrast: the South African literary journal.
Beyers (M.) HOW TO OPEN THE DOOR,
62pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R160
A collection of poems by Marike Beyers, author of the chapbook of poems, "On Another Page". She lives in Grahamstown.

"Here is a distinctive new voice in South African poetry. Marike Beyers' writing is both simple and highly complex at the same time, delicate and tender and hard and angry. She brings her own unique perspective to the old themes of family, home and identity." Kobus Moolman, South African poet and author of "A Book of Rooms"
Bila (V.) BILAKHULU!, longer poems
95pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2015. R120
Vonani Bila was born in 1972 in Shirley village in Limpopo Province, South Africa, where he still lives. He is the author of five books of poems in English. He teaches in the Department of English Studies at the University of Limpopo, and in the MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. He is founding editor of the Timbila poetry journal and founder of Timbila Writer's Village, a rural retreat centre for writers.
Bila (V.) & Waller (M.) eds. TIMBILA 7,
227 pp., illus., paperback, Polokwane, 2013. R230
Timbila is a poetry journal which seeks to encourage writing in South Africa in all the official languages. Includes mostly poetry, and the following essays:
"Writing In and Out of Prison" by Tshifhiwa Given Miukwevho
"Interview with Norio Mabasa" by Vonani Bila
"The Withering Reading Tradition: what's to blame - apartheid or trash culture?" by Goodenough Mashego
"Second Best Won't Do - time to reassert African literature on African languages" by Mark Waller
"Recovering African Oral History Through Work Songs" by Alpheus Manghezi.
Billie (A.) KWANOBUHLE OVERCAST,
60pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2019. R95
A collection of poems about the community of KwaNobuhle 20 years into South Africa’s democracy. KwaNobuhle is a large township on the outskirts of Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape, originally created for people classified Black by the apartheid state.

Ayanda Billie was born in 1975 in KwaNobuhle, and has lived there all his life. He is the author of two other poetry collections, Avenues of My Soul in English and Umhlaba Umanzi in isiXhosa. He works as a quality inspector at Volkswagen SA.
Bolaane (M.) et al eds. BOTSWANA WOMEN WRITE,
541pp., map, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R585
An anthology of extracts from novels, short stories, poetry, drama, memoirs, journalism and interviews by and about Batswana women. Includes well-known writers such as Bessie Head, Unity Dow, Lauri Kubuitsile and Tjawangwa Dema, as well as women being published for the first time.

Mary Lederer is a Bessie Head scholar and author of Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006 and In Conversation with Bessie Head.
Leloba Molema is a senior lecturer in English and African literature at the University of Botswana.
Connie Rapoo is an associate professor of visual and performing arts at the University of Botswana. She is co-editor of New Perspectives in Diasporic Experience.
Botha (H.) ATROPOS,
91pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R175
A collection of poems by Hendrik Snyman. Most of these poems were written for a degree in creative writing from the University of Cape Town.

Hendrik Snyman lives in Pretoria where he works as an anesthetist.
Breytenbach (B.) DIE BEGINSEL VAN STOF, (laat-verse, skinkaanskaduwees, aandtekeninge)
181 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R250
A new collection of poems by Breyten Breytenbach.

"As Afrikaans 'n segsman in poëtiese vorm nodig gehad het om die taal se literêre en seggingsmoontlikhede opnuut te bewys, hier is dit." Henning Snyman

Text in Afrikaans.

Poet, novelist, essayist, activist and visual artist Breyten Breytenbach is currently a Global Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at New York University. He won the 1994 Alan Paton Award for "Return to Paradise". In 1999 he was awarded the Hertzog Prize for Poetry for "Papierblom". His poetry collection, "Die Windvanger" won the 2008 Hertzog Prize and the University of Johannesburg Prize.
Breytenbach (B.) DIE NA-DOOD, (die singende hand se oggendboek-herinneringe)
207pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R240
A new collection of poems by Breyten Breytenbach.

Poet, novelist, essayist, activist and visual artist Breyten Breytenbach is involved with the Gorée Institute in Dakar, Senegal and the Columbia University in New York where he teaches creative writing. He won the 1994 Alan Paton Award for "Return to Paradise". In 1999 he was awarded the Hertzog Prize for Poetry for "Papierblom". His poetry collection, "Die Windvanger" won the 2008 Hertzog Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize and the WA Hofmeyr Prize. He currently divides his time between Europe, Africa and America.
Breytenbach (B.) DIE SINGENDE HAND , versamelde gedigte, 1984-2014
744pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R400
This book includes all the poetry collections published since Breyten Breytenbach's release from prison, except for "soos die so", which was half-finished before he went to prison.
Breytenbach (B.) DIE WINDVANGER,
183 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R250
Brreyten Breytenbach's first volume of poetry since the publication of "Papierblom" in 1998, which won the Hertzog Prize. This collection won the Hertzog Prize for Poetry and the University of Johannesburg Prize.

Text in Afrikaans.
Breytenbach (B.) KATALEKTE, (artefakte vir die stadige gebruike van doodgaan)
213 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R255
A collection of poems by Breyten Breytenbach. This book forms a trilogy together with the poet's previous two collections, "Die Windvanger" and "Die Beginsel van Stof".

Includes paintings and drawings by Breytenbach.

Text in Afrikaans.
Breytenbach (B.) OP WEG NA KÛ, 'n geboorte-memoriaan/ (vir woorde)/ hiermee opgemaak tot vermaak en/ bemaak aan/ Ene Nee-Een
255pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A collection of poems alongside paintings and photographs by Breyten Breytenbach.

"It becomes a synthesis of his artistic talents. All of the ingredients in Breyten's literary world - the birds, the dogs, the moon, love, exile, metafictional thoughts on words and writing - are present in this text" Andries Visagie, Professor of Literature, University of Stellenbosch

Poet, novelist, essayist, activist and visual artist Breyten Breytenbach is involved with the Gorée Institute in Dakar, Senegal and Columbia University in New York where he teaches creative writing. He won the 1994 Alan Paton Award for "Return to Paradise". In 1999 he was awarded the Hertzog Prize for Poetry for "Papierblom". His poetry collection, "Die Windvanger" won the 2008 Hertzog Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize and the WA Hofmeyr Prize. He currently divides his time between Europe, Africa and America.
Breytenbach (B.) VYF-EN-VEERTING SKEMERAANDSANGE UIT DIE EENBEENDANSER SE WERKRUIMTE,
98 pp., paperback, , Cape Town, 2014. R180
A new collection of poems in Afrikaans by Breyten Breytenbach.
Breytenbach (B.) YSTERKOEI-BLUES, versamelde gedigte, 1964-1975
424pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2001) 2019. R375
This collection includes all the poetry collections published before Breyten Breytenbach's imprisonment in 1975, as well as some unpublished poems, Skryt, and short prose works from Katastrofes.

Breyten Breytenbach was born in 1939 in Bonnievale. In the 1960s he left South Africa for Paris. During a visit to South Africa in 1975 under a false passport he was arrested on a charge of terrorism and sentenced to nine years' imprisonment. His work includes poetry, novels, plays and essays. He was awarded the 1984 Hertzog Prize for poetry for Yk, but refused to accept it. He received the 1999 Hertzog Prize for poetry for Oorblyfsels and Papierblom. His most recent collection of poetry, Die windvanger (2007), was awarded the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Hertzog Prize and the WA Hofmeyr Prize. He currently divides his time between Europe, Africa and America. He is involved with the Gorée Institute in Dakar, Senegal, and Columbia University in New York where he lectures in creative writing.
Brink (A.P.) comp. GROOT VERSEBOEK,
1299 pp. continuous pagination, 3 volumes, paperback, Reprint in 3 volumes, Cape Town, (2000) 2008. R745
André Brink presents the work of some 216 poets, from the First Language Movement in the late 19th century to the present day. Poets represented include Peter Blum, Elisabeth Eybers, Ina Rousseau, Antjie Krog, Petra Müller, Marlene van Niekerk, Trienke Laurie, Wilma Stockenström, Breyten Breytenbach, Adam Small, Ingrid Jonker, Wopko Jensma, and many others.
Busby (M.) ed. NEW DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA,
805pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
First published in the UK in 2019.

An anthology of writing by over 200 women of African descent. The selection includes autobiography, memoir, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, politics, journalism, essays and speeches, from pre-1900 to the 1990s. South African contributors include Diana Ferrus, Makhosazana Xaba, Gabeba Baderoon, Yvonne Vera, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Sisonke Msimang and Zukiswa Wanner.
Busuku-Mathese (S.) LOUD AND YELLOW LAUGHTER,
71 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R115
A collection of poems by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese.

Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese was born in 1990 in Durban and currently lives in Stellenbosch, where she is a PhD student. She was awarded second place in the 2015 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.
Buzani (M.) A NAKED BONE,
81pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2019. R120
A new collection of poems in English by Mangoliso Buzani.

Mangoliso Buzani grew up in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. His first collection, Ndisabhala Imibongo, written in isiXhosa, won the 2015 SALA award for poetry. He teaches poetry in English and isiXhosa in the MA in Creative Writing programme at Rhodes University.
Chapman (M.) ed. THE NEW CENTURY OF SOUTH AFRICAN POETRY,
512pp., paperback, Third Edition, Johannesburg, (1981) 2018. R225
This edition updates the 2002 edition of "A Century of South African Poetry". Includes a new introduction and a new section, "Onward 2000-", a selection of 78 poems by 41 poets who have produced work over the past 15 years.

Michael Chapman is affiliated to the Durban University of Technology and is Emeritus Professor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. His publications include "South African Literatures", "Art Talk, Politics Talk" and "Green in Black-and-White: conversations with Douglas Livingstone".
Christiansë (Y.) IMPRENDEHORA,
93 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of poems by poet, novelist and academic Yvette Christiansë, in which "we hear the voices of those carried by slavers in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans after Britian's Abolition Act of 1807. 'Imprendehora' is the recorded name of one such vessel, seized and delivered to St. Helena."

Yvette Christiansë is also the author of the poetry collection, "Castaway" (1999) and the award-winning novel, "Unconfessed" (2006).
Coetzee (C.) NOU, HIER,
107pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R200
Corné Coetzee grew up in Pretoria. She has worked as a library assistant and as a journalist and subeditor. She completed a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing at the University of Pretoria in 2015. This is her first published collection of poems.
Cope (M.) THE CRAFT, selected poems 1989-2016
87pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230
Michael Cope was born in 1952 in Cape Town, where he still lives. He has published three novels (one with Ken Barris), two volumes of poetry and a memoir.

"Few poets can work language to beauty quite like Michael Cope. This profoundly meditative volume combines the gifts of sage and master craftsman and is an important addition to South African literature in the 21st century." Fiona Zerbst, author of "Oleander" and "Time and Again"

"The strength of Micahel Cope's poems lies in the range of light and shade his brushstrokes create on the canvas of the page. 'The Craft' can be seen as a collection of 'paintings' that deepen the reader's experience of language and the world. Cope's voice is spirited and malleable, yet also determined. 'The Craft' consolidates and already significant reputation." Rethabile Masilo, co-editor of "Canopic Jar"
Cousins (C.) UNLIKELY,
63pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R160
A first collection of poems by Colleen Crawford Cousins.

"In acutely observed poems, imbued with surprising geographies of imagery and tinged with irony, Crawford Cousins maps out the spaces between immensity and confinement, where people struggle with each other and themselves for a sense of fulfilment and belonging." Kelwyn Sole, author of "Absent Tongues"

Colleen Crawford Cousins is also the author of "A Hundred Furrows, the land struggle in Zimbabwe 1899-1990" and a co-author of "Lwaano Lwanyika, Tonga book of the Earth".
de Hernandez (J.), Dongala (P.), Jolaosho (O.) & Serafin (A.) eds. AFRICAN WOMEN WRITING RESISTANCE, an anthology of contemporary voices
337 pp., paperback, Wisconsin, 2010. R260
A collection of personal narratives, short stories, short plays and poetry concerned with resistance to the challenges and oppressions faced by women in Africa today, written by emerging African women writers.

Contributions include:
"The Day When God Changed His Mind" by Eve Zvichanzi Nyemba (Zimbabwe)
"The Old Woman" by J.Tsitsi Mutiti (Zimbabwe)
"Women Weep No More" by Sibongile Mtungwa (South Africa)
"Letters to My Cousin" by Catherine Makoni (Zimbabwe)
"Cosmo Africa and Other Poems" and "Just Keep Talking: two poems" by Cheshe Dow (Botswana)
"The Good Woman" by Patricia Chogugudza (Zimbabwe)
"Surviving Me" by Janine Lewis (South Africa).

de Kock (I.) OTHER SIGNS,
60 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R210
Ingrid de Kock's fifth volume of poems.

Ingrid de Kock has won the Dalro Poetry Award, the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Literature and the Renzo Sertoli Salis Prize for Italian translator Paola Splendore. Professor at the University of Cape Town, she works in the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies.
de Kok (I.) SEASONAL FIRES, new and selected poems
160 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R120
This volume gathers contains poems from Ingrid de Kock's first volume, 'Familiar Ground' (1988), long out of print, and her two later collections, 'Transfer' (1997) and 'Terrestrial Things' (2002), as well as a selection of new poems."
de Lange (J.) 'N HUNKERING SE GREIN,
119pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R175
A new collection of Afrikaans poems by Johann de Lange, author of "Akwarelle van die Dors" (1983 Ingrid Jonker Prize), "Wordende Naak" (1990 Rapport Prize for Poetry) and "Die Algebra van Nood" (2011 Hertzog Prize for Poetry).
de Lange (J.) STIL PUNT VAN DIE AARDE,
119 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R170
A new collection of poems by Afrikaans poet, short story writer and critic Johann de Lange.

Johann de Lange was born in 1959 in Pretoria. His first volume of poetry, "Akwarelle van die Dors", won the 1983 Ingrid Jonker Prize. His fourth volume, "Wordende Naak", was awarded the Rapport Prize for Poetry in 1990. His 2009 collection, "Die Algebra van Nood", won the 2011 Hertzog Prize for Poetry.
de Lange (J.) VAARWEL, MY EFFENS BEVLEKTE HELD,
110 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R150
A new collection of poetry by Johann de Lange.

Johann de Lange was born in 1959 in Pretoria. His first volume of poetry, "Akwarelle van die Dors", won the 1983 Ingrid Jonker Prize. His fourth volume, "Wordende Naak", was awarded the Rapport Prize for Poetry in 1990. His 2009 collection, "Die Algebra van Nood", won the 2011 Hertzog Prize for Poetry.
de Villiers (P.) ICE CREAM HEADACHE IN MY BONE, poems
77pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R180
"Uncommonly well-structured poems - mixing verse and prose, pushing the boundaries of form - which resonate with lives of their own. These are not poems to read in a rush. One needs to sit down and enjoy them or else you will end up missing the cream of the poems." Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho, author of "A Traumatic Revenge" and "The Violent Gestures of Life"

"The poetry of Yaa De Villiers invites you to watch her wrestle with the inverses and anti-climaxes of life and her enchanted embrace of its harmonies and ecstacies." Mphutlane wa Bofelo, author of "The Heart's Interpreter"

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is a writer and performer from Johannesburg. She lectures in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Dendy (G.) CLOSER THAN THAT,
71pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R120
Gail Dendy is the author of several collections of poems including "People Crossing" and "The Lady Missionary".

"Her poems are intriguing and at times playful, and she is in complete control of her subtle gift and delicate techniques." Gus Ferguson
Dhlomo (H.) VALLEY OF A THOUSAND HILLS, a poem
44pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1941) 2019. R100
A reprint of H.I.E. Dhlomo's mini-epic poem "told through the lens of Zulu mythology".

Teacher, journalist, newspaper editor, playwright and essayist Herbert Isaac Ernest Dhlomo was born in Edendale, Natal, in 1903. He was a co-founder of the Durban branch of the ANC Youth League. He died in Durban in 1945.
Dixon (I.) A FOLD IN THE MAP,
72 pp., paperback, First S.A. Edition, Johannesburg, 2007. R130
Poet Isobel Dixon was born in Umtata, grew up in Graaff-Reinet in the Karoo, studied in Scotland and now lives in Cambridge and works in London as a literary agent. Her debut collection, "Weather Eye", was awarded the Sanlam Prize and the Olive Schreiner Prize.

"Fine, warm, sensuous poems which deal boldly with both the light and the dark sides of family life and with the many manifestations and resonances of grief." Kate Clanchy
Dixon (I.) BEARINGS,
84pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2016. R150
First published in the UK in 2016.

A fourth collection of poetry by Isobel Dixon, author of "Weather Eye" winner of the Olive Schreiner prize, "A Fold in the Map" and "The Tempest Prognosticator".

"With every airport lounge a new starting point, Isobel DIxon's poetry is truly an international event. Her work is a perpetual transformation, inexhaustible even though everything in it can be said aloud, and indeed demands to be. There is something new under the sun on every page." Clive James

"A poet confident in her mastery of her medium." J.M. Coetzee

Isobel Dixon was born in Mthatha and grew up in Graaff-Reinet. She studied in Edinburgh and lives in London, returning frequently to her family home in the Karoo.
Dixon (I.) THE TEMPEST PROGNOSTICATOR,
66 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, Umuzi. R130
Originally published in 2011 in the U.K.

A new collection of poems by Isobel Dixon.

"In this virtuoso collection, the work of a poet confident in her mastery of her medium, Isobel Dixon moves easily from dialogues with the animal world to mordant ventriloquizings of the female self." J.M.Coetzee

"Exquisitely written, the poems in Isobel Dixon's new collection teach us how to read the world anew." Gabeba Baderoon

Isobel Dixon was born in Umtata and grew up in Graaff-Reinet. She is the author of two previous collections of poems, "Weather Eye", which won the 2004 Olive Schreiner Prize, and "A Fold in the Map".
Dladla (A.) LAMENT FOR KOFIFI MACU,
103pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2017. R150
Poet and playwright Angifi Dladla writes in both English and Zulu. He is the author of eight plays, a collection of poetry in Zulu entitled "Uhambo", and a collection of English poems entitled "The Girl Who Then Feared To Sleep". He is Director of Femba Writing Project.
Dowling (F.) NOTES FROM THE DEMENTIA WARD,
62 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R265
A new collection of poems by Finuala Dowling. Her first volume of poetry, "I, flying", was awarded the Ingrid Jonker Prize and her second, "Doo-wop girls of the universe", was joint winner of the Sanlam Award. She is also the author of two novels, "What poets need" and "Flyleaf".
Dowling (F.) PRETEND YOU DON'T KNOW ME, new and selected poems
136pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R250
First published in the UK in 2018.

"A witty and wise collection. Her sequence about her mother’s dementia is very touching. Elsewhere, these vital works will have you crying with laughter." Jackie Kay, The Guardian, who chose Pretend You Don't Know Me as one of her three best poetry books of 2018

Finuala Dowling was born in Cape Town in 1962. Her first collection of poems, I flying, won the Ingrid Jonker Prize; her second, Doo-Wop Girls of the Universe, was a co-winner of the Sanlam prize; and her third, Notes from the Dementia Ward, won the Olive Schreiner Prize. She is the author of the novels What Poets Need, Flyleaf and Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart, which won the 2012 M-Net Literary Award. She is currently senior lecturer in the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at UCT.
Dowling (F.) ed. DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN,
128 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R145
An anthology of poems by students in Finuala Dowling's poetry workshops, with a series of writing exercises and reflections on the art of teaching creative writing. Includes poems by Beverly Rycroft, Colleen Higgs, Kerry Hammerton, Karin Schimke and Consuelo Roland.
Driver (C. J.) BEFORE, a sequence of poems
40pp., paperback, East Molesey & Cape Town, 2018. R225
"How does one write poetry about a lost homeland that was both paradise and prison? Jonty Driver answers that question with 'Before', a haunting, virtuoso sequence which represents a kind of verse 'Bildungsroman' woven of unreliable encounters with a lost self. He creates deep meaning out of an impossibility of return, recognisable to anyone rendered homeless by the turmoil of the twentieth century. His South Africa can equally stand for my Eastern Europe, and so many other troubled parts of the world." Professor Vesna Goldsworthy, Serbian writer and poet

"There is an unusual honesty and courage about these poems. Beginning in memory or dream, or in the strange terrain between the two, they constitute an autobiography of the poet as a child and a young man. But recollection does not secure either the past or the continuity of the self. The voice in these poems is quietly but insistently questioning. And what it questions is not just the meaning of memory and dream, but the limits of experience itself. 'Before' is a work where a measured voice encounters what disturbs measure. These are poems of great emotional range and intelligence." Jon Cook

C.J. (Jonty) Driver was born in Cape Town in 1939. As a student he served as President of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) and spent time in solitary confinement. Forced into exile in 1964 he worked as a teacher and headmaster in England and Hong Kong. Now retired and a full-time writer, he lives in East Sussex. He is the author of five novels, six volumes of poetry and a biography of Patrick Duncan.
Driver (J.) SO FAR, selected poems 1960-2004
141 pp., paperback, Cape Town & Saxmundham, 2005. R25
A selection of poems from Jonty Driver's six published books of poetry, as well as some previously unpublished poems.

CJ (Jonty) Driver was born in Cape Town in 1939. Forced into exile in 1964 he worked as a teacher and headmaster in England and Hong Kong. Now retired and a full-time writer, he lives in East Sussex. He is also the author of five novels and a biography on Patrick Duncan.
du Plooy (H.) DIE STILTE OPGESKORT,
82 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R150
A new collection of Afrikaans poems by Heilna du Plooy.

Heilna du Plooy has published two other collections of poems: "Die donker is nooit leeg nie" (1997) and "In die landskap ingelyf" (2003). She is Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature at Northwest University.

Fairhead (B.) & Coetzee (J.) THE LOVE SHEET,
92pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R160
"The title should have warned me, On reading the title poem, I realise any of the poems is a gateway into this passion with compassion, into a garden whose fragrances colour every sound lovers make when words have to cope. Make the lovers poets, see how each facet is etched, each jewel worked and polished. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful." Hugh Hodge, host of Off-the-Wall gigs in Observatory, Scarborough and McGregor's Poetry Festival

"From the blind to the seeing, from the seeing to the blind...this volume is a compelling declaration of love and radiance, and transformation." Petra Müller, author of "Night Crossing"

Barbara Fairhead was born in the UK in 1939, and has lived in South Africa since 1948. She has published two books of poetry and a novel, and is the lyricist for the band Red Earth & Rust.
Jacques Coetzee matriculated from the Pioneer School for the Blind in Worcester. He is the singer and one of the main songwriters for the band Red Earth & Rust.
Ferguson (G.) HOLDING BACK, new & selected poems
91 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
"With a few magical strokes of the pen - in both his poetry and cartoons - Gus Ferguson gives us a unique vision of the world. His whimsical musings on aspects of living and loving, on growing old and enlightenment, and the lot of spouses, poets and publishers, combine wit and wisdom, playfulness and also profundity. His is a truly original and universal voice, a vital contribution to South African poetry." Marcia Levenson

"Every so often someone comes along who significantly adds more to the lifeblood of the tradition by giving to it so much more than they take from it. Gus Ferguson's contribution through his poetry magazines and imprints has made an enormous difference to other writers." Douglas Reid Skinner

Poet and cartoonist Gus Ferguson was born in Scotland in 1940, and moved to South Africa with his parents aged 9. He has published eight collections of poems, two books of cartoons and two books for children. Until 2011 he ran Snailpress and edits the poetry journal, "Carapace".
Finlay (A.) THAT KIND OF DOOR,
93pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2107. R120
A collection of poems by Alan Finlay, founder of the literary magazines, "Bleksem" and "donga" (co-edited with Paul Wessels).
Fourie (C.) DIE GOEIE VROU, en ander mites
80pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R175
A new collection of poetry by journalist Corlia Fourie, author of the play "Moerders end Dogters", the short story collections ""Sê" and "Liefde en Geweld", and the novels "Alle Paaie Lei Deur Die Strand", "Die Geheime Kamer" and "Tussen Heinings".
Fourie (P.) KNAPSEKÊRELS,
141pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R195
A debut collection of poems by Akrikaans playwright Pieter Fourie.

"Dis lank sedert daar 'n digter met soveel onverdrote ywer met die volkstaal omgegaan het. Ons ken die hardnekkige knapsekêrels wat aan mens se klere of kouse vassit. By Pieter Fourie is dit die taal self wat so hardnekkig bly klou. Gaandeweg ontplooi die digter ook ander betekenisse, ander maniere waarop die titel gelees of verstaan moet word. "Knapsekêrels" is 'n stimulerende, uitdagende teks. Die taalregister wat betrek word is wyd - en so ook die emosionele register." Johann de Lange, author of the poetry collections "Akwarelle van die Dors" and "Wordende Naak".

Pieter Fourie was born on 3 April 1940 in Philipolis. From 1967 until 1987 he was Artistic Director at CAPAB. In 2003 he was awarded the Hertzog Prize for all his published plays up to that date. His plays include "Faan se Trein","Ek, Anna van Wyk," "Mooi Maria", "Die Koggelaar" "Koggelmanderman" and "Die Groot Wit Roos".
Fourie (P.) STOF EN STER,
107pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R235
A collection of poems by playwright and poet Pieter Johannes Fourie (b. 1940). In 2003 he received the Hertzog prize for his drama oeuvre. He is the author of two previous collections of poems, Knapsekêrels (2017) and Bidsnoer (2018).
Fox (J.) ed. SIRIUS, an anthology
85pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R210
An anthology of prose and poetry that reflect on the experience of living in South Africa. The writers represented here form part of a group originally started by Lionel Abrahams in the 1970s, which still flourishes in Johannesburg under the guidance of novelist, playright and poet Jane Fox.
Galgut (E.) THE ATTRIBUTE OF POETRY,
42pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R160
The Attribute of Poetry offers a feast of thought and image. Elisa Galgut’s poetry seems both new and old, fresh in its ingenuity and mature in the wisdom of its deliberations. In these ‘incantations of creation’ (to borrow a line from one of the poems), a quiet yet powerful voice speaks to us; and we cannot but be moved by it.” David Medalie, author of The Mistress's Dog: short stories, 1996-2010

Elisa Galgut teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town. This is her first published collection of poems.
Gantsho (V.) UNDRESSING IN FRONT OF THE WINDOW, a collection of poems
65pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R145
Self-published.

Foreword by Don Mattera.
Gardini (G.) MATRIC RAGE, poems
81pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2015. R140
A debut collection of poems by Genna Gardini, winner of the 2012 DALRO New Coin Prize.

Born in Johannesburg in 1986, Genna Gardini was raised in Durban and lives in Cape Town. She was chosen as one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans for 2013. She has had two plays produced at the National Arts Festival, "WinterSweet"(2012) and "Scrape" (2013), both of which won Standard Bank Ovation awards. She was selected for the Royal Court Theatre’s South African Playwright 2013 – 2014 programme. She works as an arts writer for various publications, and is currently completing her MA in Theatre-making (Playwriting) at the University of Cape Town.
Garisch (D,) DIFFICULT GIFTS,
54 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R140
A collection of poems by Dawn Garisch.

"There is a balance of emotion and craft in Dawn Garische's poetry, a seamless welding of raw experience and self-observation, of music and thought. She writes the most personal space, always lit by her wry, focused understanding." Ken Barris

Dawn Garish is a medical doctor living in Cape Town. Her novel, "Trespass", was nominated for the Commonwealth Prize in Africa.
Gibson (G.) DIE SIN VAN DIE HUT,
78pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R225
A new collection of Afrikaans poems by Gilbert Gibson.

Gilbert Gibson was born on a farm near Marquard in the Free State in 1963. His first volume of poetry, "Boomplaats" received the Protea Poetry Prize in 2006. "Boomplaats" was also shortlisted for the Ingrid Jonker Prize. He lives in Bloemfontein, where he practices as a medical doctor.
Gqoba (W.W.) ISIZWE ESINEMBALI, Xhosa histories and poetry (1873-1888), edited and translated by Jeff Opland, Wandile Kuse and Pamela Maseko
550pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 1, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R300
A collection of all of William Wellington Gqoba's writings, in Xhosa and English translation.

Wagonmaker, preacher, teacher, historian, poet, and folklorist William Wellington Gqoba (1840-88) served on mission stations as a catechist and ended his career as editor of the Lovedale newspaper "Isigidimisama-Xosa". He was the author of letters, anecdotes, expositions of proverbs, histories and poetry.

Jeff Opland is the author of "Xhosa Oral Poetry" (1983) and "Xhosa Poets and Poetry" (1998). He has also edited and translated Xhosa works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho and S.E.K.Mqhayi. An account of his long association with Yali-Manisi, "The Dassie and the Hunter", was published in 2005.
Pamela Maseko teaches Sociolinguistics and Applied Language Studies, with a focus on Translation Studies, at Rhodes University. She has translated and adapted various literary fictional and non-fictional texts into isiXhosa.
Gray (S.) ROUGH PASSAGE, and other poems
95 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R160
A new collection of poems by Stephen Gray, bringing together poems previously published in English-language journals around the world.

Academic, critic, editor and writer Stephen Gray was born in Cape Town in 1941 and lives in Johannesburg. Until 1992 he was Professor of English at Rand Afrikaans University. He has published novels, poetry, biography, essays and a play. His latest volumes of poetry include "Shelley Cinema" (2006) and "Taking Off" (2012).
Hall (M.) ed. STITCHING A WHIRLWIND, an anthology of southern African poems and translations
226pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R200
Foreword by Gabeba Baderoon. Introduction by Antjie Krog.

A collection of poems in six African languages, together with English translations. This anthology forms part of a translation project focusing on classical texts written in indigenous languages undertaken by the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research at the University of the Western Cape.

"This anthology is the first step in a praiseworthy project of opening up to the world the treasure-house of indigenous South African poetry through the medium of ENglish translation." JM Coetzee
Hambidge (J.) INDEKS,
129pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R200
"Elke gedig in hierdie uiters volwasse bundel verken brokkie vir brokkie die aard en semantiek van ’n digkuns: Dit reis op uitgebreide paaie na wat die wese is van die digkuns, ook die digter se eie poësie. In Joan Hambidge se oeuvre is hierdie bundel ’n groot sprong; die hele Indeks werk aan en oor die digkuns met ’n feitlik mistieke bewondering en respek vir die woord. Dit kan beskou word as haar mees “taalkundige” bundel, want die digter is in konstante gesprek met die woord en die moontlikhede wat die woord bied. Haar vermoë om die woord se wisselende buie, in gesprek met ander woorde, raak te sien en te benut, is nog nooit só suksesvol aangewend nie. Met die meer liriese aard, groter toeganklikheid en innige menslikheid sal Indeks as ’n hoogtepunt in Hambidge se digkuns beskou word." Versindaba website

Joan Hambidge was born in 1956 in Aliwal North. Her first volume of poetry, "Hartskrif", was published in 1985. She received the Eugène Marais Prize in 1986 for her second volume, "Bitterlemoene". In 2012 she was awarded the ATKV prize for her 23rd volume of poetry, "Visums by Verstek".

She is Professor in Afrikaans and Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town.
Hambidge (J.) LOT SE VROU,
88 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R150
A new collection of poems by Joan Hambidge.

Joan Hambidge has published twenty-two previous volumes of poetry, including "Bitterlemoene" (1986), for which she was awarded The Eugene Marais Prize, "Verdraaide Raaisels" (1990), "Ewebeeld" (1997), "Lykgedigte (2000) and "Visums by Verstek" (2011).

Text in Afrikaans.
Hambidge (J.) MATRIKS,
160pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R175
A new collection of poems in Afrikaans by Joan Hambidge.

Joan Hambidge has published twenty-three previous volumes of poetry, including "Bitterlemoene" (1986), "Verdraaide Raaisels" (1990), "Ewebeeld" (1997), "Lykgedigte (2000), "Visums by Verstek", (2011), "Lot se Vrou" (2012) and "Meditasies" (2013). She has been awarded the Eugene Marais Prize and the ATKV Poetry Prize.
Hambidge (J.) MEDITASIES,
91 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R155
A new collection of poems by Joan Hambidge.

Text in Afrikaans.

Joan Hambidge has published twenty-three previous volumes of poetry, including "Bitterlemoene" (1986), for which she was awarded The Eugene Marais Prize, "Verdraaide Raaisels" (1990), "Ewebeeld" (1997), "Lykgedigte (2000), "Visums by Verstek" (2011) and "Lot se Vrou" (2012).
Hambidge (J.) THE CORONER'S WIFE, poems in translation, with translations by Charl JF Cilliers, Johann de Lange, Jo Nel and Douglas Reid Skinner
87pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R200
A selection of poems by Joan Hambidge, translated from the original Afrikaans. Joan Hambidge has produced over 25 poetry collections and has been awarded the Eugène Marais Prize, the Litera Prize and the ATKV Poetry Prize. She is currently Professor at the School of Literature and Languages at the University of Cape Town.
Hambidge (J.) & Betty (M.) eds. UNEARTHED, a selection of the best poems of 2016
64pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R205
Poems selected from English and Afrikaans poetry collections published in South Africa during 2016. The poets are Isobel Dixon, Johann de Lange, Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Juanita Louw, Colleen Crawford Cousins, Hilda Smits, Stephen Symons, Ilse van Staden, Marike Beyers, Martjie Bosman and Helen Moffett.

Joan Hambidge is Professor in Afrikaans and Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town.
Michèle Betty is the poetry editor of New Contrast: the South African literary journal and the founder of Dryad Press.
Hammerton (K.) SECRET KEEPER,
63pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R160
Kerry Hammerton's third poetry collection. She is also the author of "These are the Lies I Told You" and "The Weather Report".
Hammerton (K.) THE WEATHER REPORT,
64pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2014. R160
A new collection of poems by Kerry Hammerton, author of "These Are the Lies I Told You" (2010). She lives in Cape Town.
Head (V.) THE LAUGHING DOVE AND OTHER POEMS,
70pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2015. R180
A collection of poems by Vernon Head, author of "The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World".

Architect Vernon Head was born in 1967 in Cape Town. He is past chairman of Birdlife South Africa and presently serves on the Advisory Board of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town.
Heeger (K.) BEYOND THE DELIVERY ROOM,
62 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R150
Performance poet Khadija Heeger's first collection of poems.

"Heeger's is a poetry of sincerity and acumen, searching for nuanced understanding and meaning among the welter of public clichés and private rationalisations by which most of us live. In a country whose people are 'vrek van pille roek met 'n apartheid spoek', these declarative, propulsive poems urge us to renew a process of reflection, self-examination and action." Kelwyn Sole.

Khadija Heeger was born in Cape Town and raised on the Cape Flats in the township of Hanover Park.
Heywood (M.) I WRITE WHAT I FIGHT, poems
59pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R240
Mark Heywood is Executive Director of SECTION27, co-founder of the Treatment Action Campaign, and a key figure in SaveSouthAfrica and Unite Against Corruption.
Higgs (C.) LAVA LAMP POEMS,
55 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R135
A new collection of poems by Colleen Higgs, author of "Halfborn Woman" (2004). She founded Mojaji Books, a publishing house for southern African women writers in 2007. She lives in Cape Town.

"The poems in 'Lava Lamp' are compelling: at once conversational and uncanny. Colleen Higgs tells the truth but tells it slant, insisting on the singularity of everything that is familiar - domesticity, marriage, motherhood, family. The sequence of poems set in Johanneburg is captivating." Finuala Dowling
Horwitz (A.) THE COLOURS OF OUR FLAG, poems
156pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R115
Illustrations by James de Villiers.

Allan Kolski Horwitz has published three other antologies of poems, "There are Two Birds at my Window", "Saving Water" and "Call from a Free State", and several plays. He is also one of the editors of the literary journal, "Botsotso".
Horwitz (A.), ka Ngwenya (S.) & Muila (I.) eds. BOTSOTSO 17, fiction, poetry, art work, essays, reviews
265pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R160
Includes three poems by Dennis Brutus and a short story, "Two Heads", by Ahmed Patel.
Hugo (D.) TAKELWERK,
80pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R175
A new collection of Afrikaans poetry by Daniel Hugo.

Poet, writer, editor and academic Daniel Hugo was born in 1955 in Stellenbosch. He is the author of thirteen previous collections.
Hugo (P.) ALCHEMIE VAN MY MUSE,
77pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R235
"In hierdie debuut word die spel met die tradisie van die digkuns ontgin... soms tong-in-die-kies, ander kere is hy oop-en-bloot ontredderd." Joan Hambidge, author of Lykdigte, Dad and Swart Koring

Pieter Hugo was born in 1960 in Greyton, grew up in Windhoek and lives in Cape Town, where he is Deputy Director of the Western Cape Provincial Library Service. Alchemie van My Muse is his first published collection of poems.
Jenkins (M.) ed. TO BREATHE INTO ANOTHER VOICE, a South African anthology of jazz poetry
144pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R220
A collection of poems "that explore the way poets express the influence of jazz in their lives", from Myesha Jenkins' preface

Includes poems by Makhosazana Xaba, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Gary Cummiskey and Myesha Jenkins.

"On our continent, the musicality of poetry is widely recognised. Music accompanying poetic performance is rooted in traditional practice, as is poetry integrated into musical performance. This anthology celebrates and builds on such traditions." Z. Pallo Jordan, former Minister of Arts and Culture

"You'll find everything here in 'To Breathe into another Voice': faithful and fantastical accounts of the jazz life and jazz people as well as reflections on the music as a metaphor for how we live - or, maybe more importantly, how we'd like to live. All you need to do now is to open the covers, start reading, and dance joyously about the architecture." Gwen Ansell, journalist and jazz critic
Jijana (T.) FAILING MATHS AND MY OTHER CRIMES, poems
65pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2015. R140
Thabo Jijana was born in 1988 in eNgqushwa. In 2011 he received the Anthony Sampson Foundation Award and in 2014 he won the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award. In 2014 he published his first book, "Nobody's Business" a memoir. This is his first collection of poems. Currently he lives in Port Elizabeth where he works as a writer.
Jobson (L.) comp. THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume III
230 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R120
A selection of poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition. The competition was won by Kobus Moolman for his poem, "Daily Duty". Second prize went to Vonani Bila for his poem, "Memory". Nedine Moonsamy was awarded third prize for her poem, "me=mycelium=me".
Jobson (L.) comp. THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY 2011,
135 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R145
A selection of poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition. The competition was won by Dawn Garisch for her poem, "Miracle". Second prize went to Bev Rycroft. Kea' Modimoeng and Martha Pretoors were jointly awarded third prize.
Jobson (L.) ed THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume II
180 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R145
A selection of poems entered for the second Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award. The competition was won by Siddig Khan for his poem, "Anthem for the old nations". Vonani Bila won second prize for his entry, "boys from seshego".
Jonker (I.) BLACK BUTTERFLIES, selected poems of Ingrid Jonker, translated from Afrikaans by André Brink and Antjie Krog
127 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R300
Includes an introduction by André Brink and a more extensive selection of Ingrid Jonker's poems than the 1988 translation, "Selected Poems" by Jack Cope and William Plomer.
Jonker (I.) VERSAMELDE GEDIGTE,
184pp., hardback, d.w., New Edition, Cape Town, 2016. R275
Based on the third revised edition of "Ingrid Jonker: Versamelde Gedigte". Includes early poems, "Ontvlugting" (1956), "Rook en Oker" (1963) and the posthumously published "Kantelson" (1966).
Joubert (M.) BLADSPIEËL,
110pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R175
Bladspieël is Marlise Joubert’s eighth collection of Afrikaans poetry.

Marlise Joubert was born in Limpopo and grew up in Warmbad (Bela Bela). She lives in Stellenbosch and is the webmaster of Versindaba.co.za.
Joubert (M.) GRONDWATER,
105pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R160
Marlise Joubert's first poetry collection, Boot in die Woestyn, was published in 1971. Grondwater is her ninth volume of poetry. She has also published three novels and compiled the anthology, In a Burning Sea, contemporary Afrikaans poetry in translation. She lives in Stellenbosch and is the webmaster of Versindaba.co.za.
Joubert (M.) ed. IN A BURNNG SEA, contemporary Afrikaans poetry in translation, an anthology, with an introduction and selection by André Brink
352pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R250
Includes both the original Afrikaans poems and the English translations. Poets include Breyten Breytenbach, T.T.Cloete, Johann de Lange, Joan Hambidge, Daniel Hugo, Antjie Krog, Petra Müller, Fanie Olivier, Lina Spies, Wilma Stockenström, and Marlene van Niekerk.
Kamfer (R.) HAMMIE,
95pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R215
A new collection of poems in Afrikaans by Ronelda Kamfer.

Ronelda Kamfer was born in Cape Town in 1981. Her first collection of poetry, "Noudat Slapende Honde" won the 2009 Eugene Marais prize. Her second collection, "grond/ Santekraam", was awarded an Absa Kanna in 2012.
Kentridge (E.) SIGNS FOR AN EXHIBITION, poems
134pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
Eliza Kentirdge was born in Johannesburg in 1962. In her twenties she left for England where she works as an artist. Currently she lives in Wivenhoe. This is her first published collection.
Kgositsile (K.) HOMESOIL IN MY BLOOD, a trilogy
284pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R220
Keorapetse Kgositsile, also known as "Bra Willie", was South Africa's national poet laureate. He was born in Mahikeng, spent 29 years in exile (1961 to 1990). He died in Johannesburg in 2018.

Foreword by Mandla Langa. Includes a selection of his poetry.
Khanyile (M.) ALL THE PLACES, poems
55pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R180
Musawenkosi Khanyile was born in 1991 and raised in Nseleni, KwaZulu-Natal. He now lives in Cape Town and is the author of the chapbook The Internal Saboteur. This is his debut collection.
Kombuis (K.) VANDAG WIL EK MY BLOU SKOENE DRA,
47pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R190
A collection of poetry by Afrikaans musician and writer Koos Kombuis. He is also the author of the autobiography, "Seks, drugs & boeremusiek", and the novels, "Hotel Atlantis" and "The Secret Diary of God and Raka - die roman". He was involved in the Alternative Afrikaans Movement of the 1980s and the Voëlvry tour.
Kotze (H.) SCRIM,
52pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2019. R120
A new collection of poems by Haidee Kotze (formerly Haidee Kruger), author of Lush: poems for four voices and The Reckless Sleeper. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University in Australia and Extraordinary Professor at North-West University in South Africa.
Kozain (R.) GROUNDWORK,
78 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R200
A new collection of poems by Rustum Kozain. His debut collection, "This Carting Life" (2005), won the Ingrid Jonker Prize and the Olive Schreiner Prize.

Rustum Kozain was born in 1966, in Paarl. He lives in Cape Town.
Krog (A.) LADY ANNE, a chronicle in verse, translated from the Afrikaans and with an afterword by the poet
121pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2017. R250
First published in Afrikaans in 1989. This English translation was first published in the USA in 2016.

“'Lady Anne' is far from being a collection narrowly fixed in two particular historical moments - eighteenth century colonial life and 1980s resistance to apartheid. Like all great poems its reach is wide and deep. In this masterly English translation it speaks to new circumstances, in particular renewed attacks by young South Africans on what they register as a still repressive colonial legacy and to conditions of power in many other places where issues of belonging, identity, speech and silence are alive and active. Alert to the dangers of complicity and despite her view that it is impossible 'to hone truth with the pen/ to live an honourable life within so much privilege', Antjie Krog engages these difficult subjects with originality and power, in poetic language of great beauty, passion and complexity.” Ingrid de Kok, author of "Familiar Ground". "Terrestrial Things" and "Other Signs"

“Throughout 'Lady Anne' there is a rugged, gripping quality to Krog’s language, digging deep into the nature of South African life and her own self-challenging relationship to it...There is substance here, a regard, a responsibility, a creative response which is in keeping with the original nature of the volume when it was first published during the turmoil of the last decade in South Africa in the 1980s...This is an extraordinary opportunity to present a writer of tremendous significance to a wholly new realm of readers.” Stephen Clingman, author of "Birthmark"

Antjie Krog is the author of thirteen other collections of poetry and 'Country of My Skull', a book about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that won the Olive Schreiner Prize and the Alan Paton Prize in 1998. She was awarded the 1989 Hertzog Prize for "Lady Anne".
Krog (A.) SKINNED,
170 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R170
A selection of Antjie Krog's poems translated into English.

Antjie Krog is the author of fourteen volumes of poetry and three non-fiction works, including "Country of My Skull", a book about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She has received the Eugene Marais Prize, the FNB Prize, the Protea Prize, the Alan Paton Prize and the Olive Schreiner Award.
Krog (A.) SYNAPSE,
117 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R255
A collection of poems by Antjie Krog, translated into English by Karen Press. Also available in Afrikaans as "Mede-wete".

Antjie Krog is the author of fourteen other collections of poetry and "'Country of My Skull", a book about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is Extraordinary Professor of Literature and Philosophy at the University of the Western Cape.
Krog (A.) VERWEERSKRIF,
99 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R130
Antjie Krog is the author of eleven other collections of poetry and 'Country of My Skull', a book about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

This collection is also available in English, entitled "Body Bereft". The poems are translated by the poet, Andries Wessels and Gus Ferguson.
Kruger (H.) THE RECKLESS SLEEPER,
50 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R145
A new collection of poems by Haidee Kruger, author of the collection "Lush" (2007).

"In this, her second individual collection, Haidee Kruger extends the accomplishment of her earlier work. With inventive use of line and page and an unusual, but telling, juxtaposition of images, she achieves a poetry that is simultaneously visceral and intellectual. Her poems are at once both toughly knarled and delicately gentle. They immerse the reader in a world where the body is interpenetrated by the natural, sexual and workaday, and the previously familiar emerges strange and new." Kelwyn Sole
Kunene (M.) EMPEROR SHAKA THE GREAT, a Zulu epic, translated from Zulu by the author
438pp., paperback, New Edition, Pietermaritzburg, (1979) 2017. R310
Includes a new foreword by Ntongela Mosilela.

Poet, academic and anti-apartheid activist Mazisi Kunene (1930-2006) was member of the ANC and represented the organisation at the United Nations. He was Professor of African Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1975 until his retirement in 1992.

Also available in Zulu.
Langa (M.) & Sitas (A.) eds. MAFIKA PASCAL GWALA, collected poems
188pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R140
Introduction by Mandla Langa and Ari Sitas.

South African poet and editor Mafika Pascal Gwala (1946-2014) was born and grew up in Verulam, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Active in the struggle against apartheid and a leader of the Black Consciousness movement in the 1970s he published two volumes of poetry, "Jol'iinkomo" (1977) and "No More Lullabies" (1982). This collection includes all the poems from these two published volumes, as well as a selection of poems taken from "Exiles Within: 7 South African poets". Gwala also translated and co-edited (with Liz Gunner) "Musho! Zulu popular praises" (1991).
Lombard (K.) SKADU OOR DIE SONWYSER,
84pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R150
A new collection of poems by Kobus Lombrad. His previous collections include "Vlerke vir my houteend" (2010).

Kobus Lombard was born in South Africa but grew up in Namibia. Now retired, he lives in Windhoek.
Louw (J.) IN DIE GROT VAN DIE SIBILLE,
92pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R175
A first collection of poems in Afrikaans by Juanita Louw.

"Ek is beindruk deur die wye verwysingsraamwerk van die bundel, die afwisseling in style en die ryk woordeskat. Die digter het 'n fyn aanvoeling vir klank en ritme. Wat wil 'n leser meer hé! O ja, natuurlike lewenservaring en gelouterde emosie. En dit is ook hier." Daniel Hugo, poet
Lovell (M.) SPEECH AFTER LONG SILENCE, a collection of poems
62pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R170
Moira Lovell has published three previous volumes of poetry: "Out of the Mist", "Departures" and "Not All of Me is Dust". In 2000 she won the Olive Schreiner Award for Drama (Playwriting) for "Bedtime Stories". She recently retired from The Wykeham Collegiate in Pietermaritzberg where she was Head of the English Department.
Lyster (R.) MODERN RASPUTIN, poems
70pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R150
Rosa Lyster was born in Durban in 1984. She lives in Cape Town and is a PhD student at the University of Cape Town.
Mabuza (L.) TAMBO LENYOKA, enduring friendships - Olof Palme & Thabo Mbeki
266pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R285
Poetry by Lindiwe Mabuza, in which she celebrates the lives of Oliver Tambo, Olof Palme and Thabo Mbeki. Also includes a poetic response by Thabo Mbeki to the poem, "When Hostility Reigns"; a tribute to Thabo Mbeki by Mpho Ngozi; transcripts of the first Olof Palme Memorial Lecture delivered by Oliver Tambo and an address against apartheid by Olof Palme to the Swedish People's Parliament.

Lindiwe Mabuza was Ambassador to Germany from 1995 to 1999, High Commissioner to Malaysia, Brunei and non-resident Ambassador to the Philippines from 1999 to 2001 and High Commissioner to the UK and Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2009
Mack (Y.) ILLUSTRATION OF SELF, poems from the heart
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R175
A self-published collection of poems by Yibanathi Mack. Mack lives in Khayelitsha, a township outside Cape Town.
Maclennan (D.) SELECTED POEMS,
180 pp., paperback, Johannesburg & Cape Town, 2006. R110
A selection of Don Maclennans's poems, from 1971 to the present.
Magona (S.) PLEASE, TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS,
79 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R130
A debut collection of poetry by novelist Sindiwe Magona, author of "Mother to Mother", amongst others.
Magrelli (V.) THE SECRET AMBITION, selected poems, translated from the Italian by Douglas Reid Skinner & Marco Fazzini
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
Valerio Magrelli lives in Rome. He is Professor of French Literature at the University of Cassino. He has published six collections of poems and a number or prose works.

Poet Douglas Reid-Skinner was born in South Africa in 1949. In the 1970s and 1980s he lived in London, New York and San Francisco. Back in Cape Town he founded Carrefour Press, edited the literary journals Upstream and New Contrast and founded and edited the South African Literary Review. Currently he lives in London.
Marco Fazzini lives in Vicenza and is a lecturer at the University of Ca'Foscari in Venice.
Manaka (M.) ONCOMING TRAFFIC,
69pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R115
Maakomele Manaka is a Soweto-born poet. His three previous volumes of poetry are "If Only", "In Time" and "Flowers of a Broken Smile." He holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from Rhodes University.
Maponya (M.) DA'S KAK IN DIE LAND, truth be told
154pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg & Harare, 2018. R210
A second collection of poems by playwright, performance poet and cultural activist Maishe Maponya, winner of the 1985 Standard Bank Young Artist Award. He is the author of This Land is my Witness: poems on the state of the nation.
Maponya (M.) THIS LAND IS MY WITNESS, poems on the state of the nation
66pp., paperback, Johannesburg & Harare, 2016. R185
A collection of poems by playwright Mishe Maponya, founder and director of the performing arts group, Bahumutsi, and winner of the 1985 Standard Bank Young Artist Award. His plays include "Gangsters", "Dirty Work", Busang Meropa" and "The Hungry Earth".

"In richly indignant verse and with the humour that has made it possible for them to turn defeat into victory over the years Maponya highlights the happenings that have characterised the new South Africa - text books dumped in rivers, toilets built in the middle of nowhere, revolution giving way to reform, the boastful gluttons, the crunched torsos of the poor, the legacy of Makeba and Mandela, the deadline to claims to the stolen land and the long list of scandals as the politicians wear two hats..." Robert Mshengu Kavanagh, author of "Zimbabwe: challenging the stereotypes"

Self-published.
Marachera (D.) CEMETERY OF MIND, poems, compiled and edited by Flora Veit-Wild
222pp., paperback, Trenton, 1999. R325
Complied by Dambudzo Marechera's biographer, Flora Veit-Wild, this collection contains more than 140 poems, many of which were retrieved after his death and were previously unpublished. It also includes notes and a 1984 interview with the poet by Flora Veit-Wild.

Dambudzo Marechera was born in Zimbabwe in 1952 and died in 1987 at the age of 35. His novel, "House of Hunger", was awarded the 1979 Guardian Fiction Prize. He left behind a large number of unpublished literary works. "The Black Insider", "Cemetery of Mind" and "Scrapiron Blues" were all published after his death.

Flora Veit-Wild is Professor of African Literature at Humboldt University in Berlin. She is also co-editor of "Emerging Perspectives on Dambudzo Marechera" and author of "Writing Madness, borderlines of the body in African literature".
Marais (D.) SOLANK VERLANGE DIE SWEEP SWAAI,
106 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
A new collection of poems by Danie Marais.

In Afrikaans.

Danie Marais was born in Kimberely in 1971. His debut collection, "In die buitenste ruimte" won the Ingrid Jonker, Eugene Marais and University of Johannesburg prizes in 2007. His second collection, "Al is die maan 'n misverstand" was awarded the 2010 South African Literary Award Poetry Prize. He is currently a freelance journalist living in Cape Town.
Marais (L.) JAN, PIET, KOOS EN JAKOB, gedigte
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Freelance journalist Loftus Marais was born in 1982 and grew up in Paarl. His first collection of poems, Staan in die Algemeen Nader Aan Vensters (2008) won the Eugène Marais Prize, the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize, the Ingrid Jonker Prize, the Protea Prize for Poetry and the South African Literary Award for Poetry.
Mashile (L.) FLYING ABOVE THE SKY,
124 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R135
A second collection of poems by Lebogang Mashile. Her first collection, "In a Ribbon of Rhythm", published in 2005, won the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa in 2006.
Mashinini (T.) et al AFROWS, words of subversion
66pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R75
A collection of poetry and short prose by undergraduate students at the University of Cape Town: Tshepiso Mashinini, Sthandwa Mbelle, Nolitha Ngamlana, Lubabalo Mgejabe and Matimu Rikhotso.
Matthews (J.) AGE IS A BEAUTIFUL PHASE, with photographs by Benny Gool, Rashid Lombard and George Hallett
58 pp., illus., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, 2014. R180
A collection of poems by struggle poet, writer and publisher James Matthews. His previous anthologies of poems include "Cry Rage", "Poisoned Wells & Other Delights" and "Poems from a Prison Cell".

"I got to know James Matthews, the firebrand dissident poet, many, many years ago. His work described our collective pain..The James Matthews I have come to know of late, in the warm twilight of our lives, displays no scars of the past. No bitterness that the only economic reward to show from a lifetime of work is a government old age pension. No bewilderment about his increasing physical frailities. No anxiety about the future. He is content." Leah Tutu
Matthews (J.) GENTLY STIRS MY SOUL,
73pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Grahamstown, 2015. OUT OF PRINT
A new collection of poems by struggle poet, writer and publisher James Matthews. His previous anthologies of poems include "Cry Rage", "Poisoned Wells & Other Delights", "Poems from a Prison Cell" and "Age is a Beautiful Phase".

Foreword by Mongane Wally Serote.
Mavimbela (V.) NO LULLABY FOR MY COUNTRY, and other poems
105pp., paperback, Durban, 2015. R130
A self-published collection of poems by Vusi Mavimbela.

"In this book of poems Vusi Mavimbela looks over the shoulder at the fruits of history: some not ripe yet, some so ripe, and yet others, so ripe and vulgar, and there are those that have fallen to the ground as wasted bitter fruit..." Mongane Wally Serote

Vusi Mavimbela is currently South Africa's Ambassador to Zimbabwe.
Mbuli (M.) THE VOICE OF REASON,
92 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R106
A collection of poetry by popular poet and "mbaqanga" singer Mzwakhe Mbuli.

Mzwakhe Mbuli was born in Sophiatown in 1958. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he played a prominent role in the cultural activities of the United Democratic Front. In 1999 he was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for armed robbery and possession of a hand grenade - crimes he has consistently denied committing. He was released in 2003.
Metelerkamp (J.) NOW THE WORLD TAKES THESE BREATHS,
61 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
A new collection of poems by Joan Metelerkamp.

Joan Metelerkamp is the author of seven previous books of poems. She was born in 1956 in Pretoria and currently lives in Knysna. In 1991 she was awarded the Sanlam Prize for Literature.
Mitra (A.) ed. UNBREAKING THE RAINBOW, voices of protest from new South Africa
94 pp., paperback, East London, 2012. R150
A collection of protest poetry written after 1994. Poets include Arja Salafranca, Amitabh MitraDeena Padayachee, Fiona Khan, Gary Cummisky, Geoffrey Haresnape, Karen Lazar, Khadija Tracey Heeger, Ravi Naicker, Shabbir Banoobhai, and Peter Horn.
Moffett (H.) PRUNINGS, poems
50pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R120
A collection of poems by Helen Moffett.

Helen Moffett was born in 1961 in Pretoria. Her first poetry collection, "Strange Fruit", was published in 2009. She lives in Cape Town.
Mokhothu (M.) A SUITCASE FOR LIFELA, poems
64pp., 4to., illus., paperback, East London, 2015. R180
A collection of poems by Mannini Mokhothu, written in a mix of Sesotho and English.

Introduction by Antjie Krog.

Mannini Mokhothu moves between Semonkong, a village in Lesotho, and Cape Town.
Moolman (K.) A BOOK OF ROOMS,
98pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2014. R120
A new collection of poems by Kobus Moolman. Kobus Moolman has published six previous collections of poetry and several plays. He has been awarded the Ingrid Jonker prize, the DALRO poetry prize, the South African Literary Award, the PANSA award, and the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry award. He teaches creative writing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Moolman (K.) comp. & ed. CUTTING CARROTS THE WRONG WAY, poetry and prose about food, from the University of the Western Cape Creative Writing Programme
79pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R100
Introduction by Kobus Moolman. Preface by Julian May.
Motadinyane (I.) COMPLETE POEMS,
58pp., paperback, New Edition, Grahamstown, 2016. R95
Originally published as "Bella" in 2007. Lesego Rampolokeng made new translations of the six Sesotho poems and Sesotho phrases in the other poems.

Isabella Motadinyane was born in 1963 in Soweto and died in 2003 in Orange Farm. She wrote in English, Isicamtho and Sesotho. She was a member of the Botsotso Jesters poetry performance group
Mqhayi (S.) IZIGANEKO ZESIZWE, occasional poems (1900-1943), edited and translated by Jeff Opland and Peter T. Mtuze
478pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 4, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R420
Foreword by Barney Pityana.

Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi (1875-1945) was the most prominent South African "imbongi", or Xhosa oral poet, of his day. The 60 poems assembled in this book chronicile the poet's responses to significant events such as the Boer War, the World Wars, visits from British kings, and meetings with Ministers of State.

The poems are in both English and Xhosa.

Jeff Opland is currently Visiting Professor in the School of Languages: African Language Studies at Rhodes University. He is also the author of "Xhosa Oral Poetry" (1983) and "Xhosa Poets and Poetry" (1998), and has also edited and translated Xhosa works by William Wellington Gqoba, D.L.P Yali-Manisi, John Solilo and S.E.K.Mqhayi.
Peter Mtuze has written many novels, short stories, essays, plays, poetry, autobiographies and language books in Xhosa. He translated Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom", into Xhosa.
Msimang (S.) ed. AS YOU LIKE IT, the Gerald Kraak anthology, African perspectives on gender, social justice and sexuality, vol. II
191pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R220
A collection of the short-listed entries to the anthology and award, named after anti-apartheid activist Gerald Kraak (1956-2014).

Foreword by Mark Gevisser.

Includes fiction, poetry, journalism, academic writing and photography from across Africa by allies of the LGBTQI+ community. The winner was Pwaangulongii Dauod (Nigeria) for his essay "Africa's Future Has No Place for Stupid Black Men"
Msimang (S.) ed. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, the Gerald Kraak anthology, African perspectives on gender, social justice and sexuality
167pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
A collection of the short-listed entries to the inaugural award, named after anti-apartheid activist Gerald Kraak (1956-2014). The Gerald Kraak Award is a joint initiative between The Other Foundation and the Jacana Literary Foundation.

Includes fiction, poetry, journalism, academic writing and photography from across Africa. Contributions by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Beyes de Vos, Tania Haberland, Julia Hango, Justin Dingwall and Dean Hutton from South Africa. The joint winners were Farah Ahamed (Kenya) for her short story "Poached Eggs" and Sarah Waiswa (Uganda) for her photo-essay "Stranger in a Familiar Land"

"This anthology walks the line between all that is dissident and everything that is normative. The stories in this collection zigzag between a desire for justice and a refusal to be merely tolerated. In these pages you will find storylines that are achingly familiar, which play with tropes and mine them for truth. You will find characters that come from the future, whose tenacity resists categorisation even as it reflects a resilience we have always demonstrated. This collection reflects a political moment across this continent, a moment that is defined by space and freedom even as these continue to be constrained. In other words, this is a queer collection." Sisonke Msimange, editor and head judge
Mtshali (M.O.) SOUNDS OF A COWHIDE DRUM/ IMISINDO YESIGUBHU SESIKHUMBA SENKOMO,
173 pp., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (1971) 2012. R195
Foreword by Nadine Gordimer.

A new edition of Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali's collection of poems, first published in 1971. In this edition Mtshali has added a simultaneous isiZulu translation of each of the poems.
Mulgrew (N.) THE MYTH OF THIS IS THAT WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, poems
67pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2015. R140
Nick Mulgrew's first collection of poems.

Nick Mulgrew was born in Durban in 1990 and grew up in uMhlanga and Auckland. He currently lives in Cape Town where he works as a writer and publisher.
Mulgrew (N.) ed. UHLANGA, issue 1, 2014, Stella Natalis
61pp., illus., paperback, La Lucia, 2014. R65
uHlanga is an annual magazine of poetry and photography from, about and inspired by the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Muzanenhamo (T.) GUMIGURU,
91pp., paperback, Manchester, 2014. R285
A cycle of poems by Zimbabwean poet Togara Muzanenhamo. Guminguru is the tenth month in the Shona calendar - a month of dryness and heat before the rains come.

Togara Muzanenhamo was born in Luanda, Zambia, in 1975, to Zimbabwean parents. He grew up in Zimbabwe, and studied in France and the Netherlands. He is also the author of "Spirit Brides".
Muzanenhamo (Y.) SPIRIT BRIDES,
71pp., paperback, Manchester, 2006. R225
A first collection of poems by Togara Muzanenhamo. Muzanenhamo was born in Luanda, Zambia, in 1975, to Zimbabwean parents. He grew up in Zimbabwe, and studied in France and the Netherlands.
Naudé (C-P.) AL DIE LIEFLIKE DADE,
191pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
A new collection of poetry by Charl-Pierre Naudé, author of "Die nomadiese oomblik" (1995)and "In die geheim van die dag"(2004).

"'Al die lieflike dade' daag opnuut die Afrikaanse poësieleser uit met sy omvang, kompleksiteit, beeldkrag en unieke poëtiese segging. Dit vra om ’n toegewyde lees, maar diegene wat volhard sal in alle opsigte beloon word." Louise Viljoen

Ndoro (T.) AGRINGADA, like a gringa, like a foreigner
74pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R180
“Tariro Ndoro wields many tongues to give a testament of the innumerable ways humans survive. She is not concerned with comforting you with hope: poems end with severed limbs, and you too are dragged through southern African borders. She leaves you panting, too afraid to stop for a sip of self-pity, and she has made you too familiar with her foreignness that all desire to belong disappears, yet, you are acutely aware that you are alive. Agringada is a powerful way of speaking life into things that suffocate when we are too afraid to name them.” Katleho Kano Shoro, author of Serurubele

“A love song to language, and all her betrayals and liberations; a linguist’s dance through political, psychological and psychic borders. My favourite 2019 read so far.” Megan Ross, author of Milk Fever

Tariro Ndoro is a Zimbabwean poet and storyteller. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the 2018 Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize and awarded second place for the 2017 DALRO Prize. Agringada is her debut collection.
Neruda (P.) VANDAG IS BOORDENSVOL, Pablo Neruda in Afrikaans, vertaal deur De Waal Venter
182pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R235
A selection of Pablo Neruda's poems translated from the Spanish by De Waal Venter.

Introduction by Charl Pierre Naudé.
Nortjé (H.) KRYT, gedigte
61pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R240
Hennie Nortjé is the author of the poetry collection In die Skadu van Soveel Bonte which won the 2013 Ingrid Jonker Prize and the Eugène Marais Prize. He was born in 1956 in George and lives in Stellenbosch, where he works as a medical doctor.
Ntuli (P.) PITIKA NTULI, the poetry
100pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R110
Pitika Ntuli is a South African sculptor, poet, writer and academic. Born in Gauteng in 1943, he spent twenty-two years of his life in exile in Swaziland and the UK. He holds an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York. In the UK he taught at Camberwell College of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the London College of Printing, Middlesex University and the University of East London. Currently he is Professor Extraordinaire at Tshwane University of Technology. This collection of poetry is illustrated with images of some of his sculptures.
Ntuli (S.) STRANGER,
55pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2015. R105
A collection of poems by Sihle Ntuli. He was born in 1990 in Kwa-Mashu, a township outside Durban, and currently lives in Grahamstown.
Nxumalo (C.) GHETTO SHAKESPEARE,
89pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2016. R150
A new collection of poems by Collen Nxumalo, author of "From This Point" and "Heaven is a Better Place".

Foreword by Hector Kunene.

Collen Nxumalo was born and raised in a township outside Nelspruit. He now lives in Johannesburg.
Nxumalo (C.) IMPILO, live to tell, illustrated by Studio Vuong Tron Giac
129pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R180
A self-published collection of poetry by Collen Nxumalo from Kanyamazane, a township outside Nelspruit originally created for people classified Black by the apartheid state.
Nxumalo (K.) FHEDZI, iamgoingtoknowmgwalopatterns, poems
92 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of poems by Khulile Nxumalo.

"Khulile Nxumalo is one of the few people in South Africa using longer experimental forms. He has found a creative way of breaking up the English language and fusing it with other languages. He is also capable of intense lyrical expression." Robert Berold, poet

Khulile Nxumalo was born in Soweto in 1971. He has twice won the DALRO Award for poetry. Hie first volume of poems, "then flapping elbows, mama", was published in 2004.
Odendaal (P.) ASOF GEEN BERGE OOIT HIER GEWOON HET NIE,
112pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R200
"Meer as net 'n sterk debut - dis 'n onomstootlike bewys dat Afrikaans nog relevant en lewenskragtig is." Loftus Marais, author of “Staan in die Algemeen Nader Aan Vensters”.

Pieter Odendaal is a poet, translator, editor and executive director of InZync Poetry, a non-governmental organization committed to the expansion of multilingual and multi-genre poetry platforms in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. Together with Adrian van Wyk, he has organized the InZync Poetry Sessions, a monthly poetry night in the heart of Kayamandi, as well as the weekly INKredibles poetry workshops for emerging poets in and around Stellenbosch.
Okai (A.) MANDELA THE SPEAR, and other poems
131 pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, (2008) 2013. R188
This book was first published in Ghana in 2008.

A collection of poems by Ghanaian poet, Atukwei Okai.

Atukwei Okai was born in Accra in 1941. He is the Secretary- General of the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA). He taught Russian literature at the University of Ghana and from 1984 to 2001 was Senior Research Fellow in African Literature at the Institute of African Studies. Currently he is Head of the GaDangme Education Department at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. His poems have been translated into many languages.
Olivier (F.) comp. DIE HEEL MOOISTE AFRIKAANSE LIEFDESGEDIGTE,
288pp., paperback, Revsed Edition, Cape Town, (1986) (2015). R250
A new, expanded edition of this collection of the most popular and well known love poems in Afrikaans, compiled by poet Fanie Olivier. The poems are arranged chronologically according to the year of publication of the collection from which the poems are taken. This edition includes 18 new poets and poems that have appeared after 2010.
Opland (J.) & Mtuze (P.) eds. & trans. JOHN SOLILO, Umoya Wenbongi, collected poems (1922-1935)
416pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 3, Pietermaritburg, 2016. R215
John Solilo (1864-1940) submitted many letters and articles, as well as many poems, to Xhosa-language newspapers. His major literary contribution was his collection of poems, "Izala" (A Rubbish Dump), published in 1925. In this book the 65 poems from "Izala", as well as 28 poems previously published in newspapers, have been reprinted.

Jeff Opland is the author of "Xhosa Oral Poetry" (1983) and "Xhosa Poets and Poetry" (1998). He has also edited and translated Xhosa works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho and S.E.K.Mqhayi. An account of his long association with Yali-Manisi, "The Dassie and the Hunter", was published in 2005.

Peter Mtuze has written novels, short stories, essays. drama, poetry, autobiographies and language books in isiXhosa. He translated Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom", into isiXhosa. He also worked on the University of Fort Hare Xhosa Dictionary Project. He is Professor Emeritus at Rhodes University.
Opland (J.) ed.& trans. THE NATION'S BOUNTY, the Xhosa poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho
478 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R150
Foreword by Isabel Hofmeyr.

A collection of nearly one hundred poems written from 1920 to 1929 by Nontsizi Mgqwetho in Johannesburg for the newspaper, 'Umteteli wa Bantu'. Jeff Opland, a leading scholar of Xhosa literature, located and collected these poems and translated them with the help of Phyllis Ntantala and Abner Nyamende.
Payne (S.) VOICES FROM ANOTHER ROOM, poems
70pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R160
"The distinctive atmosphere of Voices from Another Room is elegiac and nostalgic, the occasional emotional use of rhyme recalling Auden. The sense of a lived life is moving, with loss and absence the major themes. Payne can also tell a story and paint a picture...This is an original voice in South African verse" Tony Voss, author of The Mushroom Summer of Skipper Darling

Stuart Payne lives in Cape Town, where he was born. Voices from Another Room is his debut collection of poems.
Phillips (J.) RADBRAAK,
65pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R150
A collection of poems by Jolyn Phillips, author of "Tjieng Tjang Tjerries, and other stories".

Jolyn Phillips grew up in Gansbaai. She wass a Mandela Rhodes Scholar and is currently working on her doctoral thesis at the University of the Western Cape.
Phosa (M.) CHANTS OF FREEDOM,
45pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R160
A collection of poems by Mathews Phosa, mostly written while he was in exile as a commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) unit.

Mathews Phosa was born in Mbombela township in Nelspruit, but grew up in a rural area near Potgietersrus (Mokopane). He left South Africa in 1985 and in 1986 became regional commander of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC. He returned to South Africa in 1990, was involved in the negotiations with the Nationalist Party government, played an important part in CODESA, and headed the ANC's legal department. After the 1994 elections he was appointed Premier of Mpumalanga. He has also published a collection of Afrikaans poems, "Deur die Oog van 'n Naald".
Press (K.) SLOWLY, AS IF,
148 pp., paperback, Manchester, 2012. R285
A collection of poems by Karen Press.

"It is largely a poetry of whispers, of hints, of indirect statement, yet with cables as strong as steel for its backbone." South African Sunday Independent

Karen Press has published eight collections of poetry, including "Home" and "The Canary's Songbook". She co-founded the publishing collective Buchu Books. She lives in Cape Town and works as a freelance editor and writer.
Pullin (W.) TALES AND POEMS OF THE RHODESIAN BUSH-WAR, (circa 1967-1979)
372pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R250
A self-published collection of stories and poems written over a period of thirty years and based on actual events.

Winston Pullin was born in Cape Town in 1949. In 1965 he joined the South African Navy. In 1967 he joined the Rhodesian Army in One Commando The Rhodesian Light Infantry, C Squadron Special Air Services and later became a senior instructor.
Putuma (K.) COLLECTIVE AMNESIA, poems
111pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R120
City Press Book of the Year 2017.

Performance poet, facilitator and theatre-maker Koleka Putuma was born in Port Elizabeth in 1993. Her plays include "UHM" and "Mbuzeni". She won the 2014 National Poetry Slam Championship and the 2016 PEN South Africa Student Writing Prize. She lives and works in Cape Town.
PuzzleMonkey THE HOWLING BEAST ON THE BORDERLINE, poems from a culture of fear and exclusion
98pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2017. R185
A collection of poems inspired by photographs.

PuzzleMonkey is a filmmaker, photographer and poet from Cape Town.

Self-published.
Rampolokeng (L.) A HALF CENTURY THING,
148pp., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2015. R295
Lesego Rampolokeng's eighth collection of poems.

"Lesego Rampolokeng is to literature and theatre what Fanon and Biko are to sociopolitical analysis and activism." Mphutlane Wa Bofelo, author of "The Journey Within" and "The Heart's Interpreter"

"One measure of a poet is what he is prepared to take on, and Rampolokeng is prepared to take on everything: history, politics, religion, war, economics, obscenity, consumerism, silliness, sexual hypocrisy and his own contradictions." Robert Berold, Sunday Independent

Performance poet, novelist and playwright Lesego Rampolokeng was born in 1965 in Soweto, and rose to prominence in the turbulent 1980s. His first collection of poems, "Horns for Hondo", was published in 1991. He is also the author of the play, "Fanon's Children", the novels "Blackheart" and "Whiteheart", and collaborated with the Kalahari Surfers on the audio-recording "End Beginnings".
Rampolokeng (L.) HEAD ON FIRE, rants/ notes/ poems 2001-2011
175 pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2012. R190
This is Lesego Rampolokeng's first collection of poems to be published in South Africa since "The Bavino Sermons" (1999). It includes the complete text of "The Second Chapter", published in Berlin in 2003.

Lesego Rampolokeng was born in 1965 in Soweto. His other books of poetry include "Horns for Hondo" (1990) and "Talking Rain" (1993).
Rampolokeng (L.) THE BAVINO SERMONS,
124pp., paperback, Reprint, Grahamstown, (1999) 2019. R195
Reprint of Lesego Rampolokeng's 1999 collection of poems.

Performance poet, novelist and playwright Lesego Rampolokeng was born in 1965 in Soweto, and rose to prominence in the turbulent 1980s. Since 1990 he has published eight books of poetry, two plays and three novels. He has collaborated with visual artists, filmmakers, theatre and opera producers and musicians, in South Africa and internationally. Currently he is researching the literary and political writing of poet and black consciousness thinker Mafika Gwala.
Reynolds (J.) LANG PAD ONNETOE, vertaal deur Nathan Trantraal
308pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R195
Originally published in the USA in 2017 as Long Way Down.

Nathan Trantraal's translation into Kaaps of a novel by African American author Jason Reynolds. Narrated in short, staccato narrative verse, the story takes place over sixty seconds - the time it takes a fifteen-year-old to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the man who killed his brother. Kaaps is a dialect spoken in the Western Cape.

Nathan Trantraal is the author of Wit Issie 'n Colour Nie, aangedrade stories and the poetry collection Alles Het Niet Kom Wod. His first collection of poetry, Chokers en Survivors won the 2014 AKTV Woordfees Prize for poetry and the 2015 Ingrid Jonker Prize.
Rhode (S.) NOMME 2O DELPHISTRAAT,
45pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R150
A collection of Afrikaans poems, some of which are written in "Kaaps" (Cape Afrikaans).

"[Shirmoney Rhode] vlek die lewe op die Vlakte op die been oop en haal die mooi, die vuil end die seer daaruit." Diana Ferrus, author of "I've Come To Take You Home"

Performance poet Shirmoney Rhode was born in 1991 and grew up in Elsies River on the Cape Flats.
Ross (M.) MILK FEVER, poems
97pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
Megan Ross was born in 1989 in East London. "Milk Fever" is her first collection of poems.
Rossouw (H.) XAMISSA,
120pp., illus., paperback, New York, 2018. R430
A book-length poem that explores the history of Cape Town. "Xamissa adapts the mythical name for the springs and streams running from Table Mountain to the sea, under the city itself, before the colonial Dutch ships came" from the back cover

"Both poetry and the capacity to recover history's untold cruelties find a home in Xamissa, the name 'crossed out' beneath the one we know. 'Cape Town'. In Henk Rossouw's stunning collection of this name, crossed-out histories refuse their erasure, spill their liquid meaning, and reclaim the name that means' place of sweet waters'. But because what you see when you look at this place is too easy at first, you might miss that its bright surfaces are like 'a beautiful wet bag over the mouth of'. Xamissa misses nothing." Gabeba Baderoon, author of The Dream in the Next Body and The History of Intimacy


Henk Roussouw teaches at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Rycroft (B.) A PRIVATE AUDIENCE, poems
63pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R180
"In her second volume of poetry, 'A Private Audience', Beverly Rycroft navigates the echoing counterpoint of womanhood. Painful family relationships, illness and death are some of the main themes of this riveting collection written in sparse, electric verse. The 'voracious memory' is haunting in this commendable work." Joan Hambidge, author of "Lot se vrou", "Meditasies" and "Matriks"

"'Larger than love and fucked up/ as family': with its bittersweet evocations of a father feared in childhood and nursed in old age, whose character teeters dangerously between Minotaur and King Lear, Beverly Rycroft's 'A Private Audience' is remarkable for its lithe feats of metaphor, its imaginative recall, its satisfying score settling and, ultimately, its tender song of a woman (wife, mother, daughter) who came through." Finuala Dowling, author of "The Fetch" and "What Poets Need"

Beverly Rycroft was born in the Eastern Cape. Her first collection of poetry, "missing", won the 2012 Ingrid Jonker prize. She is also the author of the novel, "A Slim, Green Silence".
Rycroft (B.) MISSING, poems
77 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180
A debut collection of poems by Cape Town writer and journalist Beverly Rycroft.

"This astonishingly moving debut collection reads compellingly as one complete story. 'Missing' covers the archetypal journey from sickness and near death to transformation and hope. Rycroft wears her exquisite poetic technique lightly - though rich in deftly-crafted images, the poems are profoundly inviting, readable, memorable. I could not put it down." Finuala Dowling
Salafranca (A.) BEYOND TOUCH, poems
79pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. OUT OF STOCK
"Arja Salafranca proves here that the most effective poetry is always direct, concrete and singular. And, above all, frank. Even if it makes us flinch in recognition. Even if it leaves us slightly devastated. Certainly different." Kobus Moolman, author of "A Book of Rooms"

Arja Salafranca is the arts and lifestyle editor at The Sunday Independent. She lives in Pretoria. She is the author of two previous collections of poems and the collection of short stories, "The Thin Line".
Sapeta (M.) SKEPTICAL ERECTIONS,
61pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2019. R95
Painter, sculptor, poet and art teacher Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta taught art at Port Elizabeth College and now gives free art classes in township schools. He lives in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. This is his first published collection of poems.
Schimke (K.) NAVIGATE, poems
63pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R160
Karin Schimke's first book of poetry, "Bare & Breaking", won the 2014 Ingrid Jonker Award. In 2016 she won the South African Literature Prize for translation for "Flame in the Snow - the love letters of André Brink and Ingrid Jonker". She lives in Cape Town and works as a writer, editor, writing teacher and translator.
Schonstein (P.) comp. ABSOLUTE AFRICA!, an anthology of poems
475pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R405
"This thoughtfully selected anthology is redolent of all Africa's varied and vibrant senses. It captures light, history, landscape, culture and the natural environment, as well as the many challenges that face the human condition. It should be in classrooms and in libraries and on everyone's bookshelf." Tanya Barben, former Rare Books Librarian, University of Cape Town Libraries

Patricia Shonstein has compiled three other poetry anthologies: "Africa Ablaze!", "Heart of Africa!" and "Africa! My Africa!".
Schonstein (P.) comp. AFRICA ABLAZE!, poems and prose pieces of war and civil conflict
428 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R155
A collection of poems and prose pieces on war and civil conflict in Africa.

Includes work by Lionel Abrahams, Robert Berold, Herman Charles Bosman, Kevin Carter, Janet Cherry, Shimmer Chinodya, J.M.Coetzee, Jeremy Cronin, Patrick Cullinan, Keith Gottschalk, Mzi Mahola, Nelson Mandela, Antjie Krog, Oswald Mtshali, Karen Press, Deneys Reitz, Kelwyn Sole, and many more.
Schonstein (P.) comp. AFRICA! MY AFRICA!, an anthology of poems
330 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R325
A selection of poems about Africa. Includes poems by well-known poets, emerging poets, and poets as yet unknown.
Serote (M.W.) QUITE FOOTSTEPS,
63 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R99
A new long poem by Mongane Wally Serote in which he explores morality, or the lack of it, in the new South Africa.

..."africa seize this hour and remind us/ we must be merciful/ to dust, to soil, particles, to stones, to mountains/ merciful/ to the life of the ant,/ and to the seed and to the plant/ the water and the sea/ so we can be merciful to ourselves/ africa of cabral, toure, nkwame/ knows that poverty/ is merciless..."
Shoro (K.) SERURUBELE, poems
45pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R150
Johannesburg performance-poet Katleho Kano Shoro is also co-editor of "The Spoken Word Project, stories travelling through Africa". This is her first published collection of poems.

"Katleho Kano Shoro shines in her individual claiming of voice and honouring of her ancestral roots. Her poetry speaks with a profound sense of conviction that encourages others to do the same, she agitates our soil not for sensational effect but to liberate what healing resources may lie buried in the dust of our past. She calls us, her readers, to soak our dehydrated-soul-selves in the restorative rains of imagination, to bask in the light of integrity and to delight in the power of story." Malika Ndlovu, performance-poet and author of "Truth is Both Spirit and Flesh"
Sigauke (E.) ed. SUNDOWN, and other stories, the 2016 Writivism anthology, short fiction, poetry and non-fiction by 22 emerging writers living in Africa
229pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2917. R245
The 2016 winner of the Writivism Short Story Prize was Acan Innocent Immaculate from Uganda for her short story "Sundown."

Includes short stories by Megan Ross and Catherine Shepherd from South Africa and Farai Mudzingwa from Zimbabwe.
Simon (F.) THUNGACHI, poems
65pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R150
Francine Simon was born in Durban in 1990. Currently she is a PhD student in the English Department at Stellenbosch University.

"An ambitious and sophisticated collection that blends formal invention with deeply felt experience." Kobus Moolman, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, University of the Western Cape
Sitas (A.) FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, the India section
117pp., colour illus., paperback, CD, Pretoria, 2014. R245
Ari Sitas' thirty-two poems reconstruct Jules Verne's journey of 1872. The poems are accompanied by original Kerala artwork by Ammi Atmaja. There is also a CD of original Indian music composed and recorded for this book.

"The narrative is presented, amongst other things, as a quest for the holy grail of the real India. The story unfolds as a journey, an odyssey, an ode to India, with a sensuous poetic quality. The author has captured the kaleidoscope of the sub-continent, in all its infinite and palpable variety. We are dealing here with an intriguing and unusual book, which touches many modes of thinking and experience. I would describe it as a 'tour de force' - animated, passionate and compelling." Betty Govinden

Sociologist, novelist, poet, playwright and cultural activist Ari Sitas was born in 1952 in Cyprus. A founder member of the Junction Avenue Theatre Company, he won the 1978 Olive Schreiner Award for his play, "Randlords and Rotgut". His previous collections of poetry include "Tropical Scars" (1989), "Slave Trades" (2000), "The RDP Poems" (2004) and "Rough Music, selected poems 1989-2013" (2013). He is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town.
Sitas (A.) ROUGH MUSIC, selected poems, 1989-2013
158 pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2013. R155
Sociologist, novelist, poet, playwright and cultural activist Ari Sitas was born in 1952 in Cyprus. A founder member of the Junction Avenue Theatre Company, he won the 1978 Olive Schreiner Award for his play, "Randlords and Rotgut". His previous collections of poetry include "Tropical Scars" (1989), "Slave Trades" (2000) and "The RDP Poems" (2004). He is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town.
Sitas (A.) THE VESPA DIARIES,
181pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R195
A collection of poems by South African sociologist, writer, poet, dramatist and civic activist Ari Sitas.

Ari Sitas was born in 1952 in Cyprus. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1984. He is Chairperson of the South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT) and serves as the South African representative on the BRICS Think Tanks Council. Emeritus Professor of the University of Cape Town’s Re-Centring AfroAsia Project, he recently received the Order of Mapungubwe in Silver from President Cyril Ramaphosa. He was one of the founder members of the Junction Avenue Theatre Company. In 1978 he received the Olive Schreiner Award for his play Randlords and Rotgut. His poetry collections include Tropical Scars, Slave Trades, RDP Poems and Rough Music. His recent publications include The Ethic of Reconciliation , The Mandela Decade - labour. culture and society in post-pApartheid South Africa and The Flight of the Gwala-Gwala Bird, a collection of essays.
Skinner (D.) LIMINAL, poems
77pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R180
Douglas Reid Skinner has published 6 previous collections of poetry. He directed The Carrefour Press from 1988 to 1992 and was editor of New Contrast from 1990 to 1992. He is currently co-editor of Stanzas.
Skinner (D.R.) BLUE RIVERS, poems
56 pp., paperback, Cape Town & Charlton Kings, 2011. R148
Douglas Reid Skinner was born in Upington. His has published four previous collections: "Reassembling World", "The House in Pella District", "The Unspoken" and "The Middle Years". He currently lives in the UK.
Skinner (D.R.) HEAVEN, new & selected poems
96 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
"A life's work comes together here, brick slotted to brick, all cohering. From early to late this is poetry that has the courage, artistic as well as moral, to see things exactly as they are." JM Coetzee

Douglas Reid Skinner was born in Upington. He has published five poetry collections: "Reassembling World", "The House in Pella District", "The Unspoken", "The Middle Years", and "Blue Rivers", as well as a collection of translations. He directed the Carrefour Press from 1988 to 1992, and was editor of New Contrast from 1990 to 1992
Slippers (B.) FOTOSTAATMASJIEN,
122pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R200
A collection of Afrikaans poems by Bibi Slippers.

Journalist Bibi Slippers works in the TV industry. She lives in Johannesburg.
Slippers (B.) & Naudé (C-P.) comps. NUWE STEMME 6,
176pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
A collection of poems by promising Afrikaans writers.
Small (A.) KITAAR MY KRUIS,
110pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1962) 2018. R170
Reprint of one of Adam Small's most well known collections of poetry.

New foreword for this edition by Professor Steward van Wyk.

Adam Small was born in 1936 in Wellington. He studied philosophy at the University of Cape Town, and was one of the academic founders of the University of the Western Cape (UWC). In the early 1970s he joined the Black Consciousness Movement. He made his debut as a poet in 1957 with "Verse van die liefde". His best known theatrical drama is "Kanna hy kô hystoe" (1965). In 2012 he was awarded the Hertzog Prize for his drama oeuvre. He died in 2016.
Smith (S.) DIE AARDE IS 'N EIERBLOU ARK,
95pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R160
A new collection of Afrikaans poems by Susan Smith, author of "In die Aanwesigheid van Sin" (2012).
Smits (H.) DIE BOME REUSAGTIG SOOS ONS WAS,
52pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R160
A debut collection of poems by Hilda Smits. This collection won the 2017 Ingrid Jonker Prize.

Hilda Smits was born in Potchefstroom, lived is London for several years, and is currently studying psychology in the USA.
Snyckers (A.) REMNANTS, RESTANTE, RESTE,
72pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
Poems in English, Afrikaans and German.

"In a series of jewel-like images like paintings, Annette Snyckers evokes the real and imagined journeys of a lifetime. Beautifully conceptualised and crafted, the poems in 'Remnants, Restante, Reste' are easy to read and yet deep. When the end comes (too soon) we don't want to part company with the poet." Finuala Dowling, author of "Pretend You Don't Know Me, new and selected poems"

"Anette Snyckers' poetry attests to the rich inner world of a woman who has sharpened her sensitivity against reality from a young age and has found escape and safety in all the wild places of the world. Her poems, in three languages, leave the reader feeling calm and vicariously nourished. 'Remnants, Restante, Reste' is a whisper of solace." Karin Schimke, author of "Navigate, poems"

Visual artist and poet Annette Snyckers lives in Cape Town."Remnants, Restante, Reste" is her first volume of poetry.
Sole (K.) ABSENT TONGUES,
76 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R150
A new collection of poems by Kelwyn Sole.

"Kelwyn Sole's work thinks this country into some kind of language we can return to when reality confounds us, and the language of paid political commentators dumbfounds us. It is restless in its forward motion, formidably rich in its recruitment of forms of language to capture and make coherent the inner logic and madness of a human landscape that is itself constantly, restlessly inventing itself." Karen Press

"Kelwyn Sole is South Africa's foremost poet writing in English and this, his sixth volume, maintains and reaffirms an oevre that does not shy away from the difficult complexities of our lives. In lyrics and elegies, love is made strange and new, forceful yet fragile. And his political poems refute any notion that political art can never be art." Rustum Kozain

Kelwyn Sole was born in Johannesburg in 1951. At present he is a professor in the English Department of the University of Cape Town.
Sole (K.) WALKING, FALLING,
107pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2017. R160
Kelwyn Sole was born in Johannesburg in 1951. He taught at the University of Cape Town, retiring in 2016 as Professor and De Beers Chair of English Literature. This is his seventh volume of poetry.
Solomons (A.) A SEASON OF TENDERNESS AND DREAD, a collection of poems, meditations and photographs
74pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R95
Abu Baker Solomons is a retired school principal. He was awarded a fellowship to pursue research in African literature at Northwestern University, USA, in 1992. He lives in Cape Town.
Sullivan (L.) SALT,
35pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2017. R105
A collection of poems by Louella Sullivan, who teaches drama, history and english teacher and also lectures part-time at Rhodes University.
Swanson (A.) THE STRETCHING OF MY SKY, poems
67pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R118
A collection of poems written over 49 years by Archie Swanson, who currently lives in George.

Self-published.
Symons (S.) LANDSCAPES OF LIGHT AND LOSS,
73pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
"The poems in this collection bear witness with the crisp attention of a Robert Capa photograph. These ecosysystems, each with their own by-laws...hold togehter with a curious, nearly impossible balance in his new book." David Keplinger, author of "Another City"

Stephen Symons is also the author of the poetry collection "Questions for the Sea", which was shortlisted for the 2017 Ingrid Jonker Prize. He is currently completing a PhD in Historical Studies at the University of Pretoria.
Symons (S.) QUESTIONS FOR THE SEA, poems
81pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
A debut collection of poems by Stephen Symons.

Stephen Symons was born in 1966 in Cape Town, where he lives and works as a lecturer and graphic designer.
Trantraal (N.) ALLES HET NIET KOM WÔD, 'n digbundel
59pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R60
A new collection of poems written in the Kaaps dialect.

Nathan Trantraal was born in 1983 in Cape Town. His first collection, "Chokers en Survivors" won the 2014 AKTV Woordfees Prize for poetry and the 2015 Ingrid Jonker Prize. Nathan draws the weekly comic strip, "The Richenbaums", for the Cape Times.
Trantraal (N.) CHOKERS EN SURVIVORS,
75 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R175
A debut collection of poems about life on the Cape Flats, written in the Kaaps dialect, by Nathan Trantraal.

"'n Bundel om sidderend van regop te sit! Wat op hierdie bladsye staan het niemand nog ooit in Afrikaans gelees nie." Antjie Krog

"Skokkend, skreeusnaaks en ontroerend. Jy will nóg lees, en wéér lees." Alfred Schaffer

Nathan Trantraal was born in 1983 in Cape Town. In 2003, he and his brother André published their first comic strip, "Urban Tribe", for the Cape Argus. They have published the graphic novel, "Stormkaap, drome kom altyd andersom uit" and the township comic, "Coloureds". Nathan draws the weekly comic strip, "The Richenbaums", for the Cape Times.
Ullyatt (T.) AN UNOBTRUSIVE VICE, poems
90pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
Tony Ullyatt was Professor of English at the University of the Free State (1983-2003) and is currently Adjunct Professor in the English Department, University of Fort Hare in East London. This is his first published collection of poems. He is also the author of "A Profusion of Choices: an introduction to the study of poems".
Umukoro (S.) HEART STRINGS,
58 pp., illus,. paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R80
A debut collection of poems by Nigerian writer Sam Umukoro
van Coller (H.), van Vuuren (H.) & Viljoen (L.) comps. AFRIKAANS POEMS WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS,
311pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R250
A revised and updated edition of this anthology of Afrikaans poems accompanied by their English translations, originally compiled by A.P. Grové and C.J.D. Harvey and published in 1962.
van der Merwe (W.) NUWE VRESE,
66pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R235
Willem S. Van der Merwe moves between South Africa and Hong Kong. He manages a video production business. This is his second published collection of poems. His first collection, Son-dig, was published in 1985.
van der Merwe (WL) DOODMENSLIK,
90pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R170
A debut collection of poetry by WL van der Merwe, Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the Free University Amsterdam and Extraordinary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch.
van Niekerk (J.), Handler (R.) & Railoun (N.) FOR THE DURATION, poems
159pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R150
A collection of poems by Jana van Niekerk, Rosemund Handler and Natalie Railoun.
van Niekerk (M.) GESANT VAN DIE MISPELS, gedigte by skilderye van Adriaen Coorte ca. 1659-1707
59pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
Marlene van Niekerk is also the author of the novels "Triomf" (Noma Prize, M-Net Prize, CNA Prize) and "Agaat" (Hertzog Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize, WA Hofmeyr Prize, M-Net Prize), and the poetry collections "Sprokkelster" (Eugène Marais Prize and the Ingrid Jonker Prize) and "Kaar" (Hertzog Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize). The English translation of "Agaat" by Michiel Heyns won the Sunday Times Literary Award. She is currently Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature and creative writing at the University of Stellenbosch.
van Niekerk (M.) IN DIE STILLE AGTERKAMER, gedigte by skilderye van Jan Mankes (1899-1920)
63pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
Marlene van Niekerk is also the author of the novels "Triomf" (Noma Prize, M-Net Prize, CNA Prize) and "Agaat" (Hertzog Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize, WA Hofmeyr Prize, M-Net Prize), and the poetry collections "Sprokkelster" (Eugène Marais Prize and the Ingrid Jonker Prize) and "Kaar" (Hertzog Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize). The English translation of "Agaat" by Michiel Heyns won the Sunday Times Literary Award. She is currently Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature and creative writing at the University of Stellenbosch.
van Niekerk (M.) KAAR,
212pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R220
A new collection of Afrikaans poems by Marlene van Niekerk, author of the novels "Triomf" (1994) and "Agaat" (2004) and the poetry collections "Sprokkelster" (1997) and Groenstar (1983).
van Staden (I.) WAAR DIE OOG VAN STIL WORD,
57pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R150
A new collection of poems by Ilse van Staden.

Ilse van Staden was born in 1972 in Pretoria. Her first collection of poems, "Watervlerk" (2003) won both the Eugène Marais and the Ingrid Jonker Prizes. Her second collection, "Fluisterklip", was published in 2008.
Venter (D.) OOP SIRKEL,
121pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2017. R190
A new collection of poems by De Waal Venter.

De Waal Venter was born in 1942 in Pretoria. He has published volumes of poetry, novels, children’s stories, short stories, stage plays, radio plays and TV series.
Visser (H.) DIE JAAR TOE PA...,
80pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R235
"Hannes Visser het 'n eie stem en 'n eie storie. In hierdie bundel word 'n jaar in die lewe van 'n tienjarige kind uit 'n arm, disfunksionele gesin in kort, gestroopte verse beskryf...Visser gee in die kort besterk van sestig gedigte nie net 'n beeld van 'n ontwrigtende jaar uit sy jeug nie, maar ook van 'n mensonterende era in die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis. Maar dié gebeure word in die beheerste woordweergawe daarvan psigologies verwerk en besweer. En dit slaag uitstekend as besonder toeganklike poësie." Danile Hogo, poet and author of Openbare Domein

Hannes Visser is editor of the Oudtshoorn Courant. This is his first published collection of poems.
Vos (C.) VLUG VAN DIE GEES,
114pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R245
A new collection of poems by Cas Vos.

Casparus (Cas) Vos was born in 1945 in Rustenburg. Now retired, he was Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria. His first collection of poems, Vuurtong, was published in 1999. His publications include Fragmente uit die Ilias, Fragmente uit die Odusseia and the poetry collections in 'n Oomblik, Voor-bode and Duisend Dae Op Jou Spoor.
Voss (T.) THE MUSHROOM SUMMER OF SKIPPER DARLING, poems
76pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R160
Tony Voss was born in Swakopmund in 1935. He taught English at various South African universities until his retirement in 1995. This is his first book.
Vundla (M.) & Horwitz (A.) eds. HOME IS WHERE THE MIC IS,
187pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R150
A collection of contemporary South African youth poetry. All these poets belong to the Spoken Word movement in South Africa and regularly present their work at festivals, slam competitions, open mic sessions and workshops.

Walter (B.) ALLEGORIES OF THE EVERYDAY, poems
90pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R180
"Allegories of the Everyday illuminates new ground: even as death looms, Brian Walter is more lucid, richly rhythmical, wide-ranging, compassionate and (in his own phrase) 'relentlessly aware' than ever." Dan Wylie, author of Raven Games, new and selected poems

Brian Walter taught literature at the University of Fort Hare for 19 years. Later he worked in educational and community development projects in the Eastern Cape and currently mentors the Helenvale Poets and is an active member of the Ecca Poets group. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Baakens and Otherwise and Other Poems. His debut collection, Tracks, won the 2000 Ingrid Jonker Prize. He was also awarded the 1999 Thomas Pringle Award for poetry published in journals.
Walter (B.) & Williams (L.) eds. TWO-WAY STREET, poems by the Helenvale poets, Charmilla Bosman, Anastacia Williams, Dennis Fillis, Patrick Palmer, Shenesia Booysten, Margaret Armoed, Leonie Williams, Nathersia Fillis, Olwethu Mxoli
66pp., paperback, Port Elizabeth, 2018. R160
The Helenvale Poets were established in 2011 as a Bay Creative Writing Development Project facilitated by the Southern African Development, Research and Training Institute (SADRAT) and funded by the National Arts Council. The Helenvale New Generation Poets collective was established in 2015. Helenvale is a township situated north of Port Elizabeth. It was established at the end of the 1950´s as an apartheid era Group Area for people classified Coloured.

Text in English and Afrikaans.
Walter (B.), Williams (L.) & Mxoli (O.) eds GROWING WITH TEARS AND DREAMS, poems by the Helenvale New Generation Poets, Rahneisha Jackson, Caslynn Rudolph, Lee-Ann Fluks, Darielle Rhodes, Latifah Hoffman, Nathersia Fillis, Patronella Basson, Carlo Layton Van Rooyen, Alethea Rhodes, Shenesia Booysen, Anastacia Williams, Cher-Leigh Rhodes and Charmilla Bosman, with Bazireé Fillis, Moneep Johnson, Monacia Barends and Monique Olifant
113pp., paperback, Port Elizabeth, 2018. R160
The Helenvale Poets were established in 2011 as a Bay Creative Writing Development Project facilitated by the Southern African Development, Research and Training Institute (SADRAT) and funded by the National Arts Council. The Helenvale New Generation Poets collective was established in 2015. "Growing with Tears and Dreams" is a companion volume to "Two-Way Street, poems by the Helenvale Poets" (2018) The poets range in age from 9 to 17 years. Helenvale is a township situated north of Port Elizabeth (PE). It was established at the end of the 1950´s as an apartheid era Group Area for people classified Coloured.

Text in English and Afrikaans.
Watson (S.) THE LIGHT ECHO, and other poems, 2000-2006
124 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R165
Poet Stephen Watson teaches in the English Department at the University of Cape Town.
Whitaker (R.) trans. THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER, a southern African translation
532pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R450
"This is no leaden prose work that removes challenge and ambivalence in the interests of accessibility...the language never becomes bogged down in an attempt to 'elevate' the subject matter or to mimic archaism...It is, quite simply, a good read." Lorna Hardwick, Acta Classica

Richard Whitaker is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Cape Town. He has also translated The Iliad of Homer.
Williams (A.) BUMPER CARS,
86pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R140
Athol Williams grew up in Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town. He is the founder of Read to Rise, a youth literary NGO. He has published two other collections of poetry under the pseudonym AE Ballakisten, an autobiography, "Pushing Boulders", and the "Oaky" series of children's books. He won the 2015 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for his poem "Teatime".
Winckel-Mellish (R.) A LIONESS AT MY HEELS,
44 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R110
Robin Winckel-Mellish lives in the Netherlands and runs a poetry critique group in Amsterdam. This, her first collection of poetry, explores living in Europe and being South African.
Winckel-Mellish (R.) MESSAGES FROM THE BEES, new poems
56pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R150
South-African-born Robin Winckel-Mellish lives in the Netherlands and runs a poetry critique group in Amsterdam. Her first collection of poetry, "A Lioness at my Heels", was published in 2011.
Woodward (W.) A SAVING BANNISTER, poems
59pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R150
Wendy Woodward's third volume of poetry. Her first two collections are “Sèance for the Body” and “Love, Hate and Other Animals”.

Wendy Woodward teaches Southern African Literature, Animal Studies and Creative Writing in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape.
Wylie (D.) ed. DON MACLENNAN , collected poems
463 pp., illus., paperback , Cape Town, 2013. R320
A companion volume to "'No Other World' - essays on the life-work of Don Maclennan", edited by Dan Wylie & Craig MacKenzie (2012).

This volume contains around six hundred poems, including all twenty-three published volumes as well as poems previously published in periodicals.

Don Maclennan was born in London in 1929 and his family immigrated to Johannesburg in 1938. He taught English at Rhodes University from 1966 until his retirement in 1994. He died in 2009.

"These poems derive their power from a kind of loyalty to the moment of immediate and existential sensibility." Tony Voss, poet.

"There is nothing phony about these poems. They are written by someone who knows precisely what he is, has seen life, still strongly experiences the erotic, takes joy in nature and cares for his fellow person." Joan Hambidge, poet.

"He was a master practitioner of a very exacting craft, and he had the courage to speak in a voice that was highly individual and 'non-populist'. With their limpidity, wry incisiveness and hard-won wisdom, Maclennan's poems have outlasted the era that spurned them." Craig Mackenzie, Professor of English, University of Johannesburg.

Poet and academic Dan Wylie is Professor of English at Rhodes University.
Wylie (D.) ed. SEAHORN MESSIAH, Sydney Clouts, the poems
283pp., paperback, (Grahamstown), 2019. R350
This volume updates the 1984 Collected Poems edited by Marge and Cyril Clouts. It includes all the poems Sydney Clouts approved for publication, as well as some of his earliest publications, fragments and versions posthumously published, and some previously unseen near-complete poems from the manuscript collection at Amazwi (formerly NELM). This book is a companion volume to Wylie's study Intimate Lightning: Sydney Clouts, poet

"The purest poetic talent to have worked in English in South Africa since Roy Campbell." J. M. Coetzee

Poet, author and academic Dan Wylie is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Literary Studies at Rhodes University. His latest books include Raven Games, new and selected poems and Death and Compassion, the elephant in South African literature.
Wylie (D.) text & Britz (R.D.) illus. SLOW FIRES,
53 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R295
A collection of poems by Dan Wylie, with etchings by Roxandra Dardagan Britz.

"In this series of 24 poems and etchings, Dan Wylie and Roxandra Dardagan Britz marry gritty politics with voices of animal consciousness in a dark but compassionate meditation on our fragilities in a world predominantly predatory, toxic or indifferent. The poems and images in this book celebrate and mourn, remind us of the ephemeral and the substantial in our lives, or imagine a space in which animals speak with wisdom, sadness and humour." from the publisher's website

Poet and academic Dan Wyle teaches English at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. His publications include two books on Shaka, a memoir, and several volumes of poetry. In 2004 he founded the annual Literature and Ecology Colloquium and edited a collection of essays, "Toxic Belonging, identity and ecology in southern Africa".
Artist and printmaker Roxandra Dardagan Britz was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1962. She lives and works in Grahamstown.
Xaba (M,) THESE HANDS,
58pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2005) 2017. R160
"Finally, and essentially, back in print, Makhosazana Xaba's debut collection contains powerful societal critique alongside moving meditations on love and intimacy. Writing in incisive, unadorned language, Xaba confronts racism and misogyny to devastating effect. She then turns her hand to the intimacies that exist between women, within family, and between the poet and her own writing." Jenny du Preez, Department of Language and Literature, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Makhosazana Xaba is also the author of the poetry collection "Tongues of Their Mothers" and the collection of short stories, "Running and other stories", which won the 2014 SALA Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award. "Running", the short story, won the Deon Hofmeyr Prize for Creative Writing in 2005. She is the editor of "Like the Untouchable Wind: an anthology of poems" and co-edited "Proudly Malawian: life stories from lesbian and gender-nonconforming individuals" and "Queer Africa: new and collection fiction", which won the 26th Lambda Literary Award for the fiction anthology category.
Xaba (M.) THE ALKALINITY OF BOTTLED WATER,
74pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R115
A new collection of poems by Makhosazana Xaba, the author of the collections These Hands and Tongues of Their Mothers and the collection of short stories, Running and other stories, which won the 2014 SALA Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award. "Running", the short story, won the Deon Hofmeyr Prize for Creative Writing in 2005. Together with Karen Martin, she has co-edited Queer Africa (2013) and Queer Africa 2 (2017).

Makhosazana Xaba, who trained as a nurse, is a Writing Fellow at the Wits School of Public Health where she is working on a book on the history of nursing in South Africa.
Zhuwao (P.) SUNRISE POISON,
116pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2018. R175
Zimbabwean poet Phillip Zhuwao died in 1997 aged 27. "Sunrise Poison", co-edited with the poet in 1996, is the first of a planned four-volume collected works, edited by Robert Berold and Alan Finlay.

Includes a short biography of the poet by Robert Berold.
Zieman (F.) THIS LISTING PLACE, poems
55pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R150
A collection of poems selected for publication by the poet shortly before she died.

"Fran Zieman's lyrical gift shines through in 'This Listing Place', her lifetime's work. She has an unerring sense of what makes a poem sing and her images are haunting." Fiona Zerbst

Fran Zieman was born in Canada in 1923. In 1949 sha married an English journalist and emigrated to England. In 1964 the family moved to South Africa. She died in 2014.
[Opland (J.) & Maseko (P.) eds.& trans.] DLP YALI-MANISI, iimbali Zamanyange: historical poems
289pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 2, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R155
David Livingstone Phakamile Yali-Manisi (1926-1999) was a Thembu 'imbongi', or praise poet. This volume presents eight of his narrative poems in isiXhosa and in English translation.

Jeff Opland is the author of "Xhosa Oral Poetry" (1983) and "Xhosa Poets and Poetry" (1998). He has also edited and translated Xhosa works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho and S.E.K.Mqhayi. An account of his long association with Yali-Manisi, "The Dassie and the Hunter", was published in 2005.
Pamela Maseko teaches Sociolinguistics and Applied Language Studies, with a focus on Translation Studies, at Rhodes University. She has translated and adapted various literary fictional and non-fictional texts into isiXhosa.