ISBN 9780620608503
Pages 522
Dimensions 216 x 216mm
Published 2014
Publisher African Sun Press, South Africa
Format Paperback

Heart of Africa!

Poems of love, loss and longing

edited by Patricia Schonstein

The poems in this anthology illuminate the infinitesimal detail of intricate and true love. We find the unadulterated first kiss, first touch and first breaking of all things virginal. We see love’s sweetness, its temper and the hurt it causes. There are some bursts of eroticism. Beautiful body-forms are draped on couches and beds or across wilderness settings. Wet and pulsing corporal landscapes serve as boudoirs. There is the occasional touch of humour with some make-believe and pretence too, in unexpected milieux.

Running through all the poems, like an underground river or an electric charge, is the longing that we all have to be held by another; the longing to find meaning in that other; and to give back meaning in return.

It is the yearning for the Beloved and it is always the Lover speaking.

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“These are arguably the most important anthologies of poetry to ever come out of South Africa”

John Cole-Morgan., April 2015

“This is a momentous collection!”

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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