ISBN 9781990968655
Pages 104
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2020
Publisher uHlanga, South Africa
Format Paperback

Jesus Thesis and Other Critical Fabulations

Poems by Kopano Maroga

by Kopano Maroga

In a provocative yet unexpectedly tender debut, Kopano Maroga immerses themself in Christian myth and mystery, emerging reborn.

In a riotous, innovative and unapologetic display of self-exposure, self-examination and self-love, Maroga appropriates and creates a (sometimes literal) collage of religious imagery, sexual want, and embodiedness - eventually widening their gaze to encompass the realities faced by black, queer, femme and trans folk in South Africa and further afield. Indeed, these are poems of pain, loss, introspection, and regret; but they are also works of great and usual beauty, depth, desire, and ambition - in sum, the evidence of a powerful new voice in South African poetry.

*This title contains sexually explicit themes and images.*

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About the Author

Kopano Maroga

Kopano Maroga was born in Benoni in 1994. They are a performance artist, writer, cultural worker and co-founding director of the socio cultural arts organisation any body zine. Currently they are working as a curator and dramaturg at Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Ghent, Belgium. They believe in the power of love as a weapon of mass construction.

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