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Join Patricia Schonstein for the Launch of Heart of Africa! Poems of Love, Loss and Longing in Cape Town

Heart of Africa!African Sun Press invites you to join them for an evening of poetry in celebration of the launch of Heart of Africa! Poems of love, loss and longing edited by Patricia Schonstein.

Various poets will be in attendance to read from the anthology, the third in Schonstein’s formidable “Africa!” series.

The event takes place on Tuesday, 9 December, at the Mountain Club of South Africa in Cape Town and starts at 5:30 for 6 PM. Bring cash to buy books and drinks.

See you there!

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About the book

The poems in this anthology illuminate the infinitesimal detail of intricate and true love. We find the unadulterated first kiss, first touch and first breaking of all things virginal. We see love’s sweetness, its temper and the hurt it causes. There are some bursts of eroticism. Beautiful body-forms are draped on couches and beds or across wilderness settings. Wet and pulsing corporal landscapes serve as boudoirs. There is the occasional touch of humour with some make-believe and pretence too, in unexpected milieux.

Running through all the poems, like an underground river or an electric charge, is the longing that we all have to be held by another; the longing to find meaning in that other; and to give back meaning in return.

It is the yearning for the Beloved and it is always the Lover speaking.

“Heart of Africa! is an impressive and amazing anthology.”
- Gorry Bowes-Taylor, Fine Music Radio

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