ISBN 9781920590819
Pages 72
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2014
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Format Paperback


by Christine Coates

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“a beautifully arranged collection, the moving story of a single life’s journey towards wisdom and insight. Christine Coates’ poetic voice balances mystery with simplicity; she manages to evoke both a universally shared experience and a uniquely South African landscape and history."

Finuala Dowling, Author

“Proof that the examined life is worth living, Christine Coates’ poems offer a sensuous and fearless narrative of a history both personal and political.”

Beverly Rycroft, Author

About the Author

Christine Coates

Christine Coates is a poet and writer from Cape Town who spends many hours walking on the mountain or besides the sea. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. She has an interest in life-writing or memoir, and the recovery of personal history through public and private imagery. She translated her great-grandfather’s Boer War journals and presented them in parallel text as a handmade, leather-bound book. She has undertaken the 800km pilgrimage across Spain, on the Camino de Compostela. Her stories and poems have been published in various literary journals: New Contrast, New Coin, Deep Water Literary Journal, scrutiny2, and the Cambridge Conference of Contemporary Poetry Review. Her poems were selected for the EU Sol Plaatje Poetry anthologies 2011 – 2014.

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