Listen and look: Port Elizabeth launch of Failing Maths and My Other Crimes by Thabo Jijana


uHlanga Press launched Thabo Jijana's stunning Failing Maths and My Other Crimes at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in Port Elizabeth on 2 November.

The launch was attended by a small crowd, who listened to Thabo and uHlanga's publisher Nick Mulgrew talk about the genesis of the book, the politics of writing in English, dealing with loss through literature, and a host of other things. Thabo also read a number of his poems from the collection, including "You Have No Power Here", "Biko", and "Visitations".

Listen to their discussion online here:

The printing of Failing Maths and My Other Crimes was funded in part by a grant from the Arts & Culture Trust and Nedbank Arts Affinity.

The book is out now from good bookstores, and via e-mail order here.

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