ISBN 9781928476320
Pages 94
Dimensions 198 x 129mm
Published 2020
Publisher Deep South, South Africa
Format Paperback

My Mother's Laughter

by Chris van Wyk

Chris van Wyk’s first (and only) book of poems, It Is Time to Go Home, was published in 1979 when he was just 22. He went on to become a well-known and much-loved writer of memoirs, biographies, and children’s stories. But he continued to write poems; some were published in literary magazines and some in his autobiographical book Shirley, Goodness & Mercy (2004). This volume brings together a selection of these poems, along with a substantial selection from his first book.

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About the Author

Chris van Wyk

Chris van Wyk (1957-2014) was a writer of poetry, books for children, a novel, two memoirs, and other books of non-fiction.  His famous poem "In Detention" uses a scrambled language to show how Apartheid police lied about the deaths of political detainees.

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