: Heeger (K.)

R 180.00
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51pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2022


A new volume of poetry by poet, actress and cultural activist Khadija Heeger. Her debut collection, Beyond the Delivery Room, was published in 2013.

"Thicker Than Sorrow is a powerful meditation on identity and belonging. Stylistically fluid, the work ranges from visceral lyrical explorations of personal and collective memory to political protest, to exuberant praise poetry. Heeger celebrates her mixed ancestry and her rootedness in African soil through the interplay of standard English and Afrikaans, as well as dialect and indigenous languages. By turns melancholy, angry, and joyful, the collection is an emotional whirlwind that carries the reader from the Overberg and the Cape Peninsula all the way up the African continent and back into the intimate world of the poet." Annel Pieterse, University of Stellenbosch