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A camel yard

Guest poem: Visiting the Owl House

This poem by Judith Wilkinson was published in the Salzburg Poetry Review. We have reprinted it here with her permission.   1 Approach Descending the mountain road after a long day’s drive through dust lands, we found Nieu-Bethesda as sleepy as we’d imagined it, its whitewashed church – the one she never visited – still […]

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Die Uilhuis in die nuus: Buitestanderkuns

Buitestanderkuns: Die Wonderwêrelde van Miss Helen en Outa Lappies deur Melvyn Minnaar (gepubliseer in Die Burger, Julie 2017) Afrikaans het die mooi, bedeesde woord vir “Outsider”. Waar die Engels die gevoel van afsluiting, afstand suggereer, lyk “buitestander” meer na ‘n filosofiese beskrywing van iemand wat sku-sku nie presies by almal en die gemeenskap inpas nie. […]

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