Via The Book Lounge
It has been a year since the release of this highly-anticipated debut collection from one of the country’s most acclaimed young voices, marking a massive shift in South African poetry. Reprinted five times in 2017, Collective Amnesia is now in it’s seventh printing and shows no sign of slowing down.
Koleka Putuma’s exploration of blackness, womxnhood and history in Collective Amnesia is fearless and unwavering. Her incendiary poems demand justice, insist on visibility and offer healing. Collective Amnesia is a powerful appraisal, reminder and revelation of all that has been forgotten and ignored, both in South African society, and within ourselves.
Koleka has written an engaging account of her experiences since the publication of the book. For insight into her journey, read the blog post here.
Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of this remarkable collection. There will be readings by Koleka as well as a signing. There will also be limited Collective Amnesia merchandise for sale.