ISBN 9780620348782
Pages 230
Dimensions 233x 178mm
Published 2023
Publisher Botsotso Publishing , South Africa
Format Paperback

Isis X

edited by Allan Kolski Horwitz

ISIS X features the poems of elsbeth e, Sumeera Dawood, Lisemelo Tlale, Elizabeth Trew, Anet Kemp, Baitse Mokiti, Myesha Jenkins, Arja Salafranca, Makhosazana Xaba, Riana Wiechers, Bongekile Mbanjwa and Anna Varney; and the photographs of Neo Ntsoma, Suzy Bernstein, Riana Wiechers and Anna Varney.

 The poets have all been published in Botsotso; many have published their own individual books – all reflect contemporary poetry which challenges prejudice and preconceptions and which is part of the Botsotso cultural dynamic to infuse new themes and images into South African literature and the visual arts, in this instance, particularly by and about women. And these women transcend tired colonial and traditional cliches as well as pretentious post-modern forms of expression. This work is real.

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About the Editor

Allan Kolski Horwitz

ALLAN KOLSKI HORWITZ was born in 1952 in Vryburg, South Africa but grew up in Cape Town. Between 1974 and 1985 he lived in the Middle East, Europe and North America, returning to live in Johannesburg in 1986. Since then he has worked as an organiser and educator in the trade union and social housing movements. He is a writer in various genres as well as being a songwriter and singer. Since leaving full-time employment in the trade unions in 2009, he continues on an ad hoc with his work as an educator and activist. He is a member of the Botsotso Jesters poetry performance group and of the Botsotso Publishing editorial board.