337pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2022
"Kin is a powerful record of one person's lifetime of family relationships, friends, lovers, pets, literary enthusiasms, and religious and philosophical cogitations. Barbara Fairhead's creative skills are apparent in a range of verse forms and in short passages which are more poetic than prosaic. Her finely wrought haiku signpost every nuance of the complex experiences to which the reader is introduced." Geoffrey Haresnape, Emeritus Professor, Department of English Literary Studies, UCT
Barbara Grenfell Fairhead was born in the UK in 1939, has spent most of her life in South Africa, and currently lives in Cape Town.