ISBN 9781928476382
Pages 68
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2021
Publisher Deep South, South Africa
Format Paperback

Yellow Shade

by Dimakatso Sedite

Yellow Shade evokes the stark textures of township and rural community life: the beauty and passion, the cruelty and humour, the noise, music and stillness. Sedite's poems are constructed from unpredictable images - 'a rain-sniffing wind', 'the knuckles of chairs', a cupboard 'wailing like a dog left alone in a garage' - in a gritty language entirely her own.

Yellow Shade was joint winner of the 2022 NIHSS Award for best book of poetry.

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About the Author

Dimakatso Sedite

Dimakatso Sedite was born in Bloemfontein in 1969. She trained as a research psychologist and has worked in the areas of child rights, livelihoods and HIV/AIDS. Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in several anthologies, journals and writer blogs. She was a joint winner of the 2019 Dalro poetry prize. Yellow Shade is her first collection of poems.