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With 32 contributors, donga contains work by writers such as Lionel Abrahams, Robert Berold, Lauren Beukes, Nadine Botha, Toast Coetzer, Gary Cummiskey, Graeme Feltham, Richard Fox, Stacy Hardy, Stephen Hofstatter, Aryan Kaganof, Bernat Kruger, Joan Meterlerkamp, Ike Mboneni Muila, Pravasan Pillay, Lesego Rampolokeng, Arja Salafranca, Kelwyn Sole, Ivan Vladislavic and Paul Wessels.
donga is edited by Alan Finlay and Paul Wessels, and is published by BlekSem, in collaboration with Botsotso Publishing and Dye Hard Press.
For more information and direct orders, contact Alan Finlay at email@example.com. donga will soon retail at bookstores.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Loop is a new writing zine published by the micro press Tearoom Books. It will be published predominantly as free e-chapbooks. The first issue comprises a selection of poetry. The poets include: Cathy Bryant, Barend Buitekamer, Gary Cummiskey, William Huyzers, Eva Jackson, Simon Jackson, Grace Kim, Anton Krueger, Joan McNerney, Nick Monks, Nashen Moodley, Kobus Moolman, Dashen Naicker, Seth Trent, and V.W. Williams.
The chapbook can be viewed by clicking on the window above. Alternatively, it can be downloaded HERE. The embed codes for platforms such as Blogger, Wordpress, MySpace, and Facebook can also be found after the link. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any difficulties.
Friday, May 11, 2012
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
All cardigans become oppressive after a while and make me feel like a person I don’t want to be. They get thicker, woollier; put more of a barrier between myself and the world and the skin of others. And if you think this is a metaphor, it’s not.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
The poems in this new collection use many elements, touching equally on the “fire and flare of invention” as well as on “the springs of joy and convulsion.” Post-apartheid, neo-liberal South Africa subjects us to enormous pressures; the new society is gasping for air, and the way these contradictions play out in individual lives is uneven and often unexpected. This book bears poetic testimony to the maelstrom – the philosophic mixing with the symbolic, the lyrical with the agitational – being the fruits of a “situated and sensitive” consciousness.
Allan Kolski Horwitz grew up in Cape Town. Between 1974 and 1985 he lived in the Middle East, Europe and North America, returning to South Africa in 1986. Since then he has been based in Johannesburg. He is a member of the Botsotso Jesters poetry performance group and Botsotso Publishing.
Previous titles include his poetry collections We Jive Like This and Dirty Washing (with the Botsotso Jesters) and Saving Water, as well his short fiction collections Un/Common Ground and Out of The Wreckage.
Totals 156 pages, with illustrations by James de Villiers.
Will soon be available in bookstores countrywide at an estimated retail price of R130. If ordered directly from the publisher, the price is R100, including postage and packaging.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The plugs are changed. It took me three days
To work out I could still charge phones on a two-prong
If nothing else.
The toilet haloes up with a different suspenseful gasp
And ends differently, low and quiet.
The rat is a rat, the yard
Scraped by roosters’ feet and a horde of men and a rim of bikes
And money on the question
Explains why we have heard this sound throughout the day
Crowing knows no limit, it is
Always rooster time.