Existentialism, love, loss are highlighted in new poetry book
The author's innate love for poetry, the existential predicament and decolonisation movement have inspired Ganya to write the poems featured in the book. "The politics of human existence and the human condition, I hold, will always remain relevant issues so long as we are reflecting beings notwithstanding the age of human civilization," the author says.
An excerpt from the book reads:
This enquiry I suppose, uttered with a measure of optimism, may be our first real act in pursuance of liberation. For such an enquiry, it seems, is likely to be induced from a genuine sense of yearning (for freedom), and only after its induction may we begin to prevail upon the seemingly insuperable task of setting free that which lies in the human vocation of reflection and will to act. But I insist that for such exertions to hold permanence in our everyday lives and hence transcend our present condition, we must find impetus from springs nobler than mere longing for freedom.
"The experiences and concerns related in the collection are to an appreciable degree universal," Ganya adds.
About the Author
Wandile Ganya is a medical doctor, graduated from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where he is also a part-time lecturer in the Department of Medical Ethics and Law. Ganya grew up in Cape Town (Khayelitsha). "A Dark Wood" is dedicated to his twin brother Wanele - also a medical doctor. Ganya also published his first collection of poems "Divine Interspace" during his final year of medical school.
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