Ghaap: Sonnets from the Northern Cape

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Kwela, 2005 - Poetry - 55 pages
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Providing a fascinating investigation of human history, these poems center on Wonderwerk Caves in South Africa's Northern Cape, a site that shows evidence of early human habitation. A variety of voices introduce people from many eras who live nearby and visit the caves, and the poems themselves focus on minute particulars, such as a cup of tea, which simultaneously resonate in the wider world. Taken together, the poems build a critique of globalized systems that obscure local culture and endanger humanity's social and ecological health.

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Michael Cope is the author of the novel Spiral of Fire and a poetry collection, Scenes and Visions.

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