ISBN 9780620986885
Pages 56
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2022
Publisher uHlanga, South Africa
Format Paperback

Peach Country

by Nondwe Mpuma

With exquisite clarity and poise, Nondwe Mpuma's debut collection guides us through dreamscapes of ritual, harvest and destitution - of tornado-stricken villages, mythical beings, and the eternally evanescent promise of love. Grounded by understated and precise verse, Mpuma weaves together the spiritual and the natural with effortless, imagistic flair. In Peach Country there is celebration, mourning, meditation, prayer, exploration, impatience and joy; throughout, however, Mpuma maintains an open-eyed wonder at the entirety of existence, viewed from her particular, and particularly enchanting, corner of the world.

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About the Author

Nondwe Mpuma

Nondwe Mpuma was born in 1995, in Lubaleko, emaXesibeni, on the rural plains of the Eastern Cape. A Mellon May Fellow during her undergraduate studies, Mpuma has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of the Western Cape, and is currently a lecturer at the same institution. The winner of the 2017 Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award, Mpuma has been published widely in South Africa and abroad. She is currently one of the organisers of The Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Society, based in Cape Town, where she lives. Peach Country is her first book.

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