Surviving loss by Busisiwe Malhangu
Impepho press, 2018
Soft cover, 69 pages
In this collection the author fights for breath and voice. The poems hold years of undoing and silence, written between 2015 and 2018 but also moves in stories that unfolded before then. The collection builds open doors and windows around a house that has none, to offer an escape or a way into the house. With gentleness, trauma and pain are explored and stretched to try find ways to heal. Survival is urgency.