ISBN 9780620676922
Pages 84
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2015
Publisher uHlanga, South Africa
Format Paperback

Matric Rage

by Genna Gardini

Matric Rage received judges’ commendation in the 2016 Ingrid Jonker Prize. The judges praised Gardini's "lyrical-experimental imagination", the "edginess" and "sexiness" of her debut collection, and the "wonderfully varied scenarios" of her poems.

The eagerly-awaited debut from one of the South Africa’s most exciting young poets, Matric Rage is Genna Gardini’s reckoning with youth, womanhood and mortality. With hyper-literate, humorous and often heartbreaking poems, Gardini signals a wind change in South African poetry – where the personal is not just political, but polemical, too. In sickness and sex, misogyny and manners, this is a collection that, above all, showcases a powerful writer coming unapologetically into her own.

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“Heartbreaking and discomfiting . . .[Gardini] will haunt you.”

City press, South Africa

About the Author

Genna Gardini

Genna Gardini, born in 1986, is the winner of the 2012 DALRO New Coin Prize and a 2013 Mail & Guardian Young South African. Born in Johannesburg and raised in Durban, Genna currently lives in Cape Town, where she works as a lecturer and critic.

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