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REVIEW | Dominique Botha’s poems are beautiful, poignant and full of truth

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Dominique Botha's Bloodwood. (Supplied)
Dominique Botha's Bloodwood. (Supplied)

Review: Donkerberg/Bloodwood by Dominique Botha (Dwarsrivier)

Synopsis: Donkerberg/Bloodwood is a bilingual anthology of poems by the prize-winning writer Dominique Botha. The poetry is deeply rooted in the rural landscape of her childhood, transfigured by the shifting sands of loss, murder and love. The poet draws from a well of deep feeling, of melancholy and joy, resonating with the reader for being both intensely personal and universal.

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