ISBN 9781779338624
Pages 126
Dimensions 210x148 mm
Published 2024
Format Paperback

Nobody Loves Me


by Abigail George

Usually any poet speaks to the heart of matters concerning love, reality and non-reality, the social and political scenario in a country and here in this book the poet speaks of men who were great literary figures in their time. The South Africans Arthur Nortje, his mentor Dennis Brutus, and the American Jerome David Salinger, the author of Catcher in the Rye. She dedicates poetry to the key people in her life. Her family and her "tribal family" (the ones who offer her a deep sense of belonging, moments of inspiration and a kind of motivation). Women who have a great intellectual depth, other poets, and mothers get a mention, Dr Neville Alexander's mother and her own, as well as the sibling-sister relationship comes into play. The poet takes you on a journey of relapse, recovery and hospitalization surrounded by the mother-sacrifice that is tenderness-personified.

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About the Author

Abigail George

Pushcart Prize nominated Abigail George is a South African blogger at Goodreads, essayist, poet, playwright, short story writer and novelist. She briefly studied film at the Newtown Film and Television School in Johannesburg. Her writing has appeared in many anthologies in South Africa and online in e-zines across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States.