Kalk Bay Books & Dakini
invite you to the launch of
Kilimanjaro on My Lap
a collection of poems by
EPIPHANIE MUKASANO is originally from Rwanda where she used to be a teacher.
She has a Master's degree in English Literature and now lives as
a refugee in Cape town with her husband and children.
Her poems have been published in Living on the Fence (2007), and she contributed a story to the collection of birth stories Just Keep Breathing, published by Jacana in 2008.
Most recently, Cambridge University Press has published her
children's story Shema and The Goat (2009).
This collection of poems by Epiphanie Mukasano is edited by
who will introduce Epiphanie Makasana and the book at the Kalk Bay Books launch.
Baderoon says of the poems in this collection:
'In Kilimajaro on My Lap Epiphanie Mukasano has written a collection of poetry as sanctuary.
The stories and images recounted here are honest in their recollection of suffering,
yet do not dwell there nor seek too quick a solace.
Indeed, they feel both necessary and serene.
In the collection, the speakers contemplate the buffeting political forces
that have displaced them and the distances they have travelled since.
Even more than war, the poems reveal the breathtaking power of poverty
to render people invisible.
This is a collection of rare accomplishment by a welcome new poetic voice.'
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Thanks to Leopard's Leap for the generous sponsorship of wine for our events.