THE ART OF WAITING FOR TALES-MAKHOSAZANA XABA

R210.00

‘The Art of Waiting for Tales is a manifestation of what it means to show up for one another as Black women writers. It is a product of a political imagination. This is the kind of imagination that has a higher purpose than an individualised creativity and focus on oneself; it reaches out and pays tribute to the community of writers and readers, and therefore it is a political initiative. It is political-and-feminist because it prioritises another woman’s writing and consequently builds a text-founded bridge of a feminist sisterhood and solidarity. ‘A journey that began with a challenge to my imaginative-yet-unsure self, shifted to an experiment in creativity, and moved to an engagement with poetry as a genre in ways I had not done before. Thanks to Lauretta Ngcobo, Mohale Mashigo, Lindiwe Mabuza and Barbara Boswell who weaved words that possessed a wisdom and energy of their own: birthing other creative entities. The process ended as an even higher honour and regard for Boswell’s writing.’

Yoco