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Falling From Sleep

by Mark Espin

The poems of Mark Espin resonate with the spirit of Cape Town’s “Cape Flats” – the wasteland to which apartheid banished Coloured people in the 1960s. Today these are thriving, transformed suburbs but still beset by high unemployment and gangsterism. However, Espin is not just a poet of Cape Town – he travels widely in world literature and is positively influenced by East European and South American poets. His style is both discursive and lyrical.


Mark Espin was born in Cape Town in 1964. He has had poems, reviews and essays published in various South African literary magazines, newspapers and anthologies. He lives in Athlone and is involved in organizing community cultural programs.

ISBN 9780620372862
Published 2007
Publisher Botsotso Publishing, South Africa
Format Paperback