Close
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Search
Our Ghosts Were Once People : Stories on Death and Dying

Our Ghosts Were Once People : Stories on Death and Dying

Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
SKU: 9781776190669
R 233,75
Death is a fact of life but the experience of grief is as unique to each of us as our fingerprints. This poignant and thought-provoking anthology gives us portraits of grief as seen through the eyes of writers and poets.
July, 2021
Death is a fact of life but the experience of grief is as unique to each of us as our fingerprints. This poignant and thought-provoking anthology gives us portraits of grief as seen through the eyes of writers and poets such as Sisonke Msimang, Dawn Garisch, Lidudumalingani, Mary Watson, Ishtiyaq Shukri, Hedley Twidle, Karin Schimke, Khadija Patel, Shubnum Khan and many others.

The contributions range from the deeply personal: a poet chronicles her relationship with her troubled, abusive father, a World War II survivor ? to the political: an investigator from the Missing Persons Task Team draws us into the ongoing search for the remains of activists who were murdered by the apartheid state between 1960 and 1994 ? to the philosophical: a writer ponders the ethics of killing small animals. Perhaps grief never truly ends but these stories transform the pain of death into something beautiful so that we can find ways to live with loss.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781776190669
Publisher Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Contributor Edited by Bongani Kona
Publication Date 2021-08-19
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 264
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 233 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
Write your own review Close Review Form
  • Only registered users can write reviews
*
*
Bad
Excellent
*
*
*
*
Description
Death is a fact of life but the experience of grief is as unique to each of us as our fingerprints. This poignant and thought-provoking anthology gives us portraits of grief as seen through the eyes of writers and poets such as Sisonke Msimang, Dawn Garisch, Lidudumalingani, Mary Watson, Ishtiyaq Shukri, Hedley Twidle, Karin Schimke, Khadija Patel, Shubnum Khan and many others.

The contributions range from the deeply personal: a poet chronicles her relationship with her troubled, abusive father, a World War II survivor ? to the political: an investigator from the Missing Persons Task Team draws us into the ongoing search for the remains of activists who were murdered by the apartheid state between 1960 and 1994 ? to the philosophical: a writer ponders the ethics of killing small animals. Perhaps grief never truly ends but these stories transform the pain of death into something beautiful so that we can find ways to live with loss.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781776190669
Publisher Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Contributor Edited by Bongani Kona
Publication Date 2021-08-19
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 264
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 233 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
}