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Join Genna Gardini for the Launch of Matric Rage at The Book Lounge

Invitation to the launch of Matric Rage

Matric RageuHlanga Press invites you to join them for a celebration of Genna Gardini’s new poetry collection, Matric Rage.

This is one of the first publications in the uHlanga New Poets series, a poetry publisher founded and run by Nick Mulgrew, with the aim of becoming a platform for the publication of debut collections from South Africa’s most promising young voices.

Gardini will be reading and discussing her work on Monday, 23 November, at The Book Lounge. The event starts at 5:30 for 6 PM.

See you there!

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About the book

The eagerly-awaited debut from one of the country’s most exciting young poets, Matric Rage is Genna Gardini’s reckoning with youth, womanhood and mortality. With hyper-literate, humorous and often heartbreaking poems, Gardini signals a wind change in South African poetry – where the personal is not just political, but polemical, too. In sickness and sex, misogyny and manners, this is a collection that, above all, showcases a powerful writer coming unapologetically into her own.

Genna Gardini, born in 1986, is the winner of the 2012 DALRO/New Coin Award and a 2013 Mail & Guardian Young South African. Born in Johannesburg and raised in Durban, Genna currently lives in Cape Town, where she works as a lecturer and critic.


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