ISBN 9780994710437
Pages 62
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2019
Publisher Deep South, South Africa
Format Paperback

KwaNobuhle Overcast

by Ayanda Billie

KwaNobuhle Overcast was recipient of the SALA award for Poetry in 2021.

Ayanda Billie's collection is one of vivid obervations of his community 20 years into South Africa’s democracy. It describes an inhospitable and sometimes callous KwaNobuhle, its spirit worn away by the harsh toll of survival and political betrayal. The poet remains rooted, borne up by love, family, jazz music, and a stubborn belief in humanity.

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About the Author

Ayanda Billie

Ayanda Billie was born in 1975 in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, and has lived there all his life. He works as a quality inspector at Volkswagen SA in Uitenhage. He has published two poetry collections, Avenues of my soul in English, and Umhlaba Umanzi in isiXhosa. In 2019 he received a SALA Award for Umhlaba Umanzi, and in 2021 he was recipient of a second SALA award for Poetry this time for KwaNobuhle Overcast. Billie is also a community arts activist, jazz critic, and co-organiser of the Mandela Bay Book Fair.

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