Poetry Seen: Book Launch – Oncoming Traffic by Mak Manaka

Quaz | September 12th, 2018 | poetry seen | No Comments

Soweto born poet Mak Manaka, one of South Africa’s most prolific and electrifying poets is set to launch his fourth collection of poetry, Oncoming Traffic. The collection is published by Botsotso Publishers and edited by Allan Horwitz.

The forty-six poems(Mainly in English but with some in Setswana and isiZulu) reveal a maturing 35-year-old Manaka and articulate his tormenting insecurities and confusions about disability and manhood:

“The poems in my collection mainly reflect the silence in my personal conflict, meaning writing what I cannot say…what it means to be a man when raised by a woman, secondly my relationship with myself as a man with a physical disability and lastly as a black man dealing with the reality of  living  in a dysfunctional/disabled society.”

Date: 26 September

Time: 18:30

Venue: African Flavour Books

RSVP: [email protected]


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