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Photograph of 'Beyond Touch' by Arja Salafranca and the text of one of the poems in the book: The Sandwich Eater
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Helene vd Westhuizen

Beyond Touch – Poems by Arja Salafranca

Beyond Touch by Arja Salafranca was published in 2015, so, I am so late to this party, everybody else has gone home! Nevertheless, I give you my first impression of the first part of her collection. It must be just as good, still, as it was back then.

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One Night Only book cover
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MargotB

Local reading is lekker

Two self-published, South African women’s books? Perfect for lockdown reading – plus hear their thoughts on self-publishing

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Neesa

Born a Crime

This book should be compulsory reading in our high schools. Starting out with how Trevor is born illegally to a mixed couple during the apartheid years, Born a Crime takes you along on the improbable journey of a young coloured boy growing up in the township to the bright lights of New York City.

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Helena Opperman

The Volcano Lover

‘Every reference adds layer upon layer of meaning to the plot and Sontag’s interpretation of history.’

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