ISBN 9780620838719
Pages 58
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2019
Publisher uHlanga, South Africa
Format Paperback

All the Places

by Musawenkosi Khanyile

This debut collection by Musawenkosi Khanyil won the South African Literary Award for Poetry in English in 2020. The book was also a finalist for this year’s Ingrid Jonker Prize.

In his moving debut collection, Musawenkosi Khanyile speaks for the heartache, perseverance and untriumphant triumph of township life. Through snapshots and memories of family and community, centred around the boy- and young manhood of a single narrator, All The Places is a rare and compelling poetic Bildungsroman, with the ambition and scope of a novel, paired with (and pared down to) minimalist and clear-eyed verse.

Concurrently original and quintessentially South African, these poems mark Khanyile out as a skilled stylist and storyteller – a frank and important new voice in South African literature.

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About the Author

Musawenkosi Khanyile

Musawenkosi Khanyile was born in 1991 and raised in Nseleni. He holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Zululand, and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of the Western Cape. His first published poems appeared in an uHlanga magazine released in 2014. He currently lives in Cape Town. This is his first book. 

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