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2008 saw the release of Lebo’s second anthology of poetry, which marked the poet’s first foray into self-publishing. The book contains 78 poems and is the culmination of three years of writing during which the author travelled extensively internationally and throughout South Africa. This work contains Mashile’s signature themes of gender, identity, spirituality, and politi ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published 2008 by African Perspective
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David Kenvyn
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lebogang Mashile is an astonishing poet who should have a much higher profile throughout the English-speaking world. Her problem, of course, is that she is a black South African woman, and the publishing world really is not interested in promoting the work of black, South African women. And it should because she is someone who understands the power of words, who uses the construction of language, who delves behind meanings to the truth that words can represent.

She is also someone who speaks of h
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I'm not a huge fan of poetry, but this book of contemporary poems was really impressive. ...more
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The poet, performer, actress, presenter and producer Lebogang Mashile, the daughter of exiled South Africans, was born in the U.S. in 1979.

At the age of sixteen years she and her parents returned to their home country. It was while she was studying law and international relations at Wits University in Johannesburg that the desire to work as an artist took hold of her.

In her work as a life skills f
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