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Strange Fruit (poems)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Strange Fruit is a courageous debut with a remarkable range in theme and tone, from the nostalgic to the comedic to the bawdy, and to the angry, the melancholic and the steadfast and comforting. It will delight, shock, anger, induce laughter, shock more, delight more. And make you blush. It's a full range. There are poems of brutally honest self-scrutiny - the heart of the ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published June 29th 2009 by Modjaji Books (first published June 2009)
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Judy Croome
Mar 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This slender volume of poetry seduced me before I’d even opened it. The enticing cover drew me in; the wide range of emotions conveyed by the selection of poetry kept me there. From the playful to the melancholy, the raunchy to the sublime, the searing honesty of this Capetonian poet conveyed images and emotions I could easily relate to.

As I haven’t a maternal bone in my body (seriously, the maternal gene fairy was absent at my birth) I was surprised that the poems that shook me the most were t
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Tiah
Aug 08, 2010 added it
I never like giving books stars, but this time I am too close to the author to even begin to contemplate doing such a thing. The book is small, but mighty. Raw honesty, broken up for all to view - making the cover of the book very apt.
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Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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A beautiful book of poetry. Even better when you've met the author.
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