Book Launch: Light and After

Lobby Books and Deep South invite you to the Cape Town launch of:

Light and After by Kobus Moolman

Date: Wednesday 10 November 2010

Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

RSVP: Andreas Spath at aspath@idasa.org.za or 021 467 7606


Deeper and richer than before, Kobus Moolman’s voice in the poem cycle Light and After gathers strength to climax in the third section Anatomy.  Sometimes terse and astringent, sometimes luxurious, the poems are always specific, rooted in the cycles of earth and body. This is a beautiful work, distinctively South African in its imagery and diction.

Joan Metelerkamp

Moolman’s strengths as one of the leading voices in South African poetry come through when he’s most vulnerable – when he battles the varied manifestations of ordinary life.

Mxolisi Nyezwa, reviewing Separating the Seas

Anatomy is searing, honest and brave. It opens to the reader in progressively intimate revelations that enable one to experience the narrator’s visceral reality.

Liesl Jobson, judge’s report, DALRO Prize awarded to Moolman’s Anatomy for best poem in New Coin 2008

Parking options:

Street parking in the area is safe.

Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).
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