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Young South African poet Yoshira Marbel experiences such a complex and profound state of emotional turmoil in her everyday life that it leaves even the most experienced doctors at a loss for words; their official diagnosis for her was 'Unspecified'. Yoshira has invested years of her life in the painful struggle to do what her doctors could not; both in finding a path throu ...more
Paperback, 68 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Modern Evil Press
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Sarah Holz
Oct 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: african-lit, poetry
Yoshira Marbel's poetry is deceptively simple in form, but contains a well of dark emotion which she tackles fiercely in this collection. While perhaps not the most poetically technical collection of verse you will ever read, the sharp honesty that runs through every poem straight through to the kiss offs in the acknowledgements make it well worth the look. Within the collection you can already sense different moods and levels of maturity, and I think it'll be very interesting to continue to wat ...more
Gemma Fasheun
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
It helped me to understand some parts of life. I hope the author will write more books.
Tracey
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I won this through Firstreads Goodreads I loved the collection of poetry it expressed how Yoshira felt through her dark time it moved me very much. It was a lot of mixed emotions that I felt. It was very close to me as my family all have illnesses and have been through the diagnosis and feelings that this book expresses in it's poetry. It makes me see the world in another view and it was a very good read and I highly recommended it, it's one I'll read over and over as it expresses a lot of emoti ...more
Daniel Tilford
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful collection of poetry that while using simple terminology, is complex in emotion and feeling. I am not a huge poetry buff by any means but this book made me feel quite a wide array of emotions and it's hard for a book to do that for me.

Besides that I do not know what to say because isn't the sole purpose of poetry to move us? This book succeeded in that quite well.
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