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Wild Imperfection : An Anthology of Womanist Poems

Wild Imperfection : An Anthology of Womanist Poems

Publisher : Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
SKU: 9781485904076
R 204,00
Whatever its theme, each poem in this collection featuring the work of 40 black women poets from Africa and its diaspora reflects the lives of most, if not all women, womyn and womxn - particularly those born Black and poor by design in a post-slavery, post-colonial world.
July, 2021
Whatever its theme, each poem in this collection featuring the work of 40 black women poets from Africa and its diaspora reflects the lives of most, if not all women, womyn and womxn - particularly those born Black and poor by design in a post-slavery, post-colonial world. Wild Imperfections opens with poems honouring different generations of ancestor women, like Sarah Baartman and Rosa Parks - born at different times yet all of them cultural and political mirrors to Black girls and women. Questioning and disrupting patriarchy, these poems speak about birth and death, fertility and infertility, rape and genital mutilation, war, exile and forced migration, but also revel in joy, desire, and the expression of sexuality and the erotic. But what is a wild imperfection? And can the language of these poets recreate a space for the 'wild' and 'unruly', the 'loose' and 'dirty', the 'witches' and 'bitches' who are perfect in their brokenness and who are no longer seeking permission for their rage, their joy and their healing?
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781485904076
Publisher Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
Contributor Other Natalia Molebatsi
Publication Date 2021-07-21
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 0
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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Whatever its theme, each poem in this collection featuring the work of 40 black women poets from Africa and its diaspora reflects the lives of most, if not all women, womyn and womxn - particularly those born Black and poor by design in a post-slavery, post-colonial world. Wild Imperfections opens with poems honouring different generations of ancestor women, like Sarah Baartman and Rosa Parks - born at different times yet all of them cultural and political mirrors to Black girls and women. Questioning and disrupting patriarchy, these poems speak about birth and death, fertility and infertility, rape and genital mutilation, war, exile and forced migration, but also revel in joy, desire, and the expression of sexuality and the erotic. But what is a wild imperfection? And can the language of these poets recreate a space for the 'wild' and 'unruly', the 'loose' and 'dirty', the 'witches' and 'bitches' who are perfect in their brokenness and who are no longer seeking permission for their rage, their joy and their healing?
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781485904076
Publisher Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
Contributor Other Natalia Molebatsi
Publication Date 2021-07-21
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 0
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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