uHlanga – South Africa's progressive poetry press – invites you to the Cape Town launch of Matric Rage, the debut collection by one of South Africa's most exciting young poets, Genna Gardini.
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, humourous 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.
Join us at 1730 (for 1800), for a discussion with – and readings from – Genna, as well as delicious Leopard's Leap wine and snacks, courtesy of the Book Lounge.
Books will be on sale, and Genna may deign to sign them and chat with you.
DJ iPod will be on the decks with a sweet playlist of the phattest hits from MATRIC RAGE BALLITO/UMHLANGA circa 2004/5.
This printing of this book was made possible partially by a grant from the Arts & Culture Trust and Nedbank Arts Affinity.
Matric Rage is available from all good bookstores from November.
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