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- DescriptionHeap of Stones is a selection of forty poems from two decades of AE Ballakisten's poetry, many written while in his twenties. The title opens with a pledge by the poet; that his poetry will always reflect his true word'. Indeed, the poems have a bold honesty; they are a powerful reflection of the human experience and range in emotions from anger and heartbreak to hope and contentment. Heap of stones is a poetry journal that depicts the intimate thoughts and emotions of a man who has overcome great socio-political odds and personal challenge, who here, as in his life, dedicates his talents and depth of insight to the human cause.
- Author BiographyAE Ballakisten was born in an old converted police station in Cape Town in the winter of 1970 and grew up in a South Africa besieged by Apartheid at its most intense. He has been a talkshow host, engineer, bodyguard, professor, newspaper vendor, actor, entrepreneur, vacuum-cleaner salesman, business director and amateur baseball player. As he writes in the last line of the poem, A Consecration, Light on man's condition, man's spirit, the purpose of my writing , his writing focuses on the human condition and the human experience - its intensity, its sadness and its beauty. He is a Christian who sees merit in humanism, a capitalist who refuses to disregard socialism, a futurist grounded in history and an optimist with regular bouts of despair. He has worked and studied in the USA and the UK, and now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Author(s)A.E. Ballakisten
- PublisherMousehand Books
- Date of Publication01/01/2010
- SubjectUsage & Writing Guides
- Place of PublicationObservatory
- Country of PublicationSouth Africa
- ImprintMousehand Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight101 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine4 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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