ISBN 9780620676922
Pages 84
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2015
Publisher uHlanga Press, South Africa
Format Paperback

Matric Rage

by Genna Gardini

Matric Rage received judges’ commendation in the 2016 Ingrid Jonker Prize. The judges praised Gardini's "lyrical-experimental imagination", the "edginess" and "sexiness" of her debut collection, and the "wonderfully varied scenarios" of her poems.

The eagerly-awaited debut from one of the South Africa’s most exciting young poets, Matric Rage is Genna Gardini’s reckoning with youth, womanhood and mortality. With hyper-literate, humorous and often heartbreaking poems, Gardini signals a wind change in South African poetry – where the personal is not just political, but polemical, too. In sickness and sex, misogyny and manners, this is a collection that, above all, showcases a powerful writer coming unapologetically into her own.

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“Heartbreaking and discomfiting . . .[Gardini] will haunt you.”

City press, South Africa

About the Author

Genna Gardini

Genna Gardini, born in 1986, is the winner of the 2012 DALRO New Coin Prize and a 2013 Mail & Guardian Young South African. Born in Johannesburg and raised in Durban, Genna currently lives in Cape Town, where she works as a lecturer and critic.

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