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Thungachi

by Francine Simon

With expert, elegant and economical verse, Francine Simon’s debut collection blends ancestral Catholic mysticism and ancient folk Hinduism to create new and essential portraits of modern South African-Indian identity and womanhood. Unflinching and meditative, Thungachi tracks the journeys, migrations and maturations of peoples, families and the self, all while deftly innovating with form, language and style – ultimately marking Simon out as one of South Africa’s most unexpectedly excellent poetic débutantes.

ISBN 9780620735070 | 66 pages | 203 x 133 | 2017 | uHlanga Press, South Africa | Paperback

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"An ambitious and sophisticated collection that blends formal invention with deeply felt experience."

Kobus Moolman

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