Malikhanye

Paperback
Mxolisi Nyezwa's poems are both violent and tender, with an immediacy of language that strikes the reader like a cry, or a note of music. Malikhanye is his third book of poems after Song Trials (2000) and New Country (2008). The book's title comes from the extended lyrical sequence following the death of his infant son Malikhanye, a poem of astonishing humility and beauty.