Existentialism, love, loss are highlighted in new poetry book

Author Wandile Ganya sketches modern human experiences of being in the world through poetic works in newly published poetry book "A Dark Wood: Poetical Sketches on Life & Being in the World" (published by AuthorHouse UK). Dealing with philosophical and political issues in poetic verse, the book also addresses perennial questions of "Africanness' and 'postcolony."

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.

"A Dark Wood"
By Wandile Ganya
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781546280569
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781546280576
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry's only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 0800 1974150. For the latest, follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter.

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