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Against the light, Naudé, Charl-Pierre : book review

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237



Each of the poem-clusters bears a title. The first, "Getting Home", contains two poems recalling moments from childhood and early adulthood. It gets the collection off to a good start. The more explicitly narrative poems in use their narrative momentum to good effect and are undoubtedly the best feature of the collection as a whole. "The Visitor", which recounts a surreal but entrancing encounter the speaker has with a female German hitchhiker in Namibia, is the pick of the collection for me.

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