Poetry decolonisation and surviving America’s culture wars are the topics for the next Cover to Cover online book show

The show will be presented by Eusebius Mckaiser on Thursday 3 June at 18:00 powered by Exclusive Books

Eusebius interviews Dr Wamuwi Mbao, editor of Years of Fire and Ash which is a poetry anthology exploring decolonisation. Jacques Rousseau, expert in critical thinking from UCT, then reviews Helen Zille’s latest book, #Stay Woke Go Broke.

Years of Fire and Ash: South African Poems of Decolonisation is a stunning collection of poetry with a deeply reflective introduction by editor, Wamuwi Mbao. In this episode, we speak about why poetry also needs decolonisation and we give readers a taste of some of the poetry in this anthology. Also in this episode is a review of Helen’s Zille’s latest book #Stay Woke – Go Broke reviewed by UCT academic Jacques Rousseau”. – Eusebius McKaiser

“Poetry has always been a niche, but vital section for Exclusive Books – appealing to audiences in a totally different way to traditional narratives. Poetry also allows the readers to dip in and out of a book and for reflecting powerful thoughts in bite size chunks.” – Batya Bricker, General Manager, Exclusive Books

Find sizzling author interviews, book reviews and reading recommendations by two of South Africa’s most seasoned journalists! A new episode of Cover to Cover is broadcast every two weeks on a Thursday at 18h00 on the Exclusive Books You Tube Channel.

Here is this week’s promotional link https://youtu.be/gt6o2n6ICo8

South African publishers, Pan MacMillan, NB, Jacana and Jonathan Ball Publishers co-sponsored the previous shows and continue to support Cover to Cover. The long-term intention of Cover to Cover is to be highly inclusive, drawing in indie publishers, book clubs,  podcasters and everyone who is contributing to the love for books in this country and elsewhere.

Podcasts of the show are also available.

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