ISBN 9781990922497
Pages 60
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2020
Publisher Botsotso Publishing , South Africa
Format Paperback

Inhabiting Love

by Abu Bakr Solomons

In this second collection, following his debut A Season of Tenderness and Dread (published by Botsotso in 2018), Abu Bakr Solomons continues his exploration of the unfolding social and political milieu -worlds in transition - both locally and globally; the threats and compelling beauty which coexist in these complex human tragedies and triumphs so that the past and the present intersect in the psyches and consciousness of individuals and delivery of social movements.

Love always forms an integral element in these engagements of upheaval and healing. Ultimately, the poems assert that the manifestation of love, in its various forms, personal, romantic or patriotic, is more than a mere outpouring of sentiments, for love spawns a context - a habitat - in which individuals battle to converge or combat in order to define their purpose.

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About the Author

Abu Bakr Solomons

Abu Bakr Solomons worked as a teacher and principal for more than forty years in high schools and primary schools on the Cape Flats and continues to serve the educational community at various institutions on a part-time basis. He studied English language and literature at three different South African universities and abroad. His poems have been published in Tribute, Akal (the journal of the Congress of South African Writers), Poetry Institute of Africa, Botsotso poetry journals, Sol Plaatje European Union anthologies, Sections of Six (Botsotso), New Coin (poetry journal of Rhodes University, Grahamstown) and New Contrast. His debut collection of poetry A Season of Tenderness and Dread was published by Botsotso in 2016 and received a commendation from the judges of the Ingrid Jonker Poetry Prize in that year.