Please, Take Photographs
Sindiwe Magona’s poems conspire with her. Even years after being written, they still seem warm from her lips, and it is this residue of her telling them that draws you into their confidence. From the languid innocence of the poems about her village, to her shattering images of Africa at war, Magona leads you headlong into her fireside circle where archetypes flicker like shadows on a face that has seen, and been. Please, Take Photographs is defiant and tender, horrific and homely, at once irreverent, outspoken and beautiful.
Sindiwe Magona is a multi-award winning author of plays, essays, novels, memoir, educational books for children and poetry. Please, Take Photographs is her first collection of poetry.
“Now, at the peak of her form, Sindiwe Magona gives us poetry– the most difficult art form of all to get right, but like an arrow to the heart when they succeed.”
“Sindiwe Magona’s debut collection, Please, Take Photographs, stands out as a remarkable testimonial of a journey travelled through time and possibilities.”
Karina Magdalena Szczurek , Sunday Independent