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Solank verlange die sweep swaai | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Danie Marais


Danie Marais’s third collection of poetry, Solank verlange die sweep swaai, is a brooding, sometimes muttering, at times blustering reflection on the South African middle-class version of the human condition. It is about the “roaring forties” and the first ominous signs of middle age, about divorce, single fatherhood, disillusionment, a beloved mother who narrowly escapes death, and about the alarming relevance of horror flicks and pop culture. The violence of love and the treacherous chimeras of poetry are consistent themes. Solank verlange die sweep swaai offers the words of someone who has lost his faith in the art of words, but continues writing because it is the only form of psychic self-preservation he understands more or less. These are the faltering thoughts of a man who is dumbfounded by his own everyday stories from a life that challenges and undermines all his attempts at sense and philosophical contemplation.

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Solank verlange die sweep swaai | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Author: Danie Marais
Category: Poetry & Poetry Anthologies
ISBN: 9780624068426
Date Released: 20 June 2014
Price (incl. VAT): R 180.00
Format: Soft cover, 112pp

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Danie Marais

Danie Marais was born in Kimberley on May 30, 1971. He completed school in 1989 at the Menlopark High School and in 1993 he completed a B. Com. Degree with law...