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Everything Is A Deathly Flower

by Maneo Mohale

dear reader,
are you still there?
take a second, now.
breathe //
with me.


In one of the most anticipated debut collections of recent years, Maneo Mohale reckons boldly with the experience of – and the reconstruction of a life after – a sexual assault.

Mohale’s unapologetic and disarming voice carries through a budding and blooming  garden of poetics, rooted in a contemporary southern African tradition, but springing forth in queer and radical new directions. Indeed, this is a work encompassing the full, often contradictory, and seldom complete process of healing: where relations must be chosen as well as made; where time becomes non-linear and language insufficient; where nothing is what it seems, yet everything is what it is.

In 2001 Everything Is A Deathly Flower was awarded the The Luschei Prize for African Poetry.

ISBN 9780639810829 | 68 pages | 203 x 133mm | 2019 | uHlanga, South Africa | Paperback




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