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Skeptical Erections

by Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta

Skeptical Erections is a book of startling  visual and verbal imagination. In his poems Sapeta describes the deception and self-loathing prevalent in the people he encounters in his world, including (or perhaps especially) himself. Despite their distortions, however, the characters who come alive in these poems are depicted with respect and compassion. 

ISBN 9780994710444 | 62 pages | 203 x 133mm | 2019 | Deep South, South Africa | Paperback

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"Reading Skeptical Erections makes it quickly apparent that drawing too sharp a distinction between Sapeta’s art and his poetry would miss a rather important point: Skeptical Erections is a canvas and Sapeta’s words his paint."

Tom Penfold, Africa in Words

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