ISBN 9781874915201
Pages 332
Dimensions 216 x 216mm
Published 2012
Publisher African Sun Press, South Africa
Format Paperback

Africa! My Africa!

An anthology of poems

edited by Patricia Schonstein

Africa! My Africa! is an anthology of some 190 poems, compilation of which began in 1997. As the collection grew, similarity in the ‘types of fabric’ that made up the whole became apparent:

Love. Song. Loss. Exile. Journeys. War’s folly. Figures in urban and rural landscapes. Wilderness. Simple pictures of life. Shades of the human condition. Pathos. Poignancy. The joy in small things. Light. The colours of Africa.

The completed work seems to be a jewelled quilt, one that glows in the dark, rippling in a dune-movement of lyricism.

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“Can anything capture the opposites, the contradictions, the calamitous urgency and un-peace of being born in Africa like a poem can? This collection, so lovingly and thoughtfully put together, is all aching poignancy, with each poem resonating along the scale of the whole”

Karin Schimke, poet, writer, Cape Times Books Editor

“This is a hugely exciting, wide collection. I would beg you to have a copy at home, lying around, available to be picked up and dipped into and, above all, shared”

Jay Heale, Bookchat
About the Editor

Patricia Schonstein

Patricia Schonstein-Pinnock is an internationally published novelist and poet. She has a Master's Degree in creative writing from the University of Cape Town. Originally from Zimbabwe, she now lives in South Africa. 

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