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Izinhlungu Zomphefumulo (Emotional Pain)

by Bongekile Joyce Mbanjwa

Bongekile Joyce Mbanjwa’s collection of poems in isiZulu, Izinhlungu Zomphefumulo, with accompanying English translations, is aimed at exposing pain, confusion and the different types of abuse that we face every day of our lives and that suffering and pain, must be followed by solutions.


Bongekile Joyce Mbanjwe was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1962. She received her tertiary education at SACSSP, University of KwaZulu Natal. She studied sign language. Mbanjwa went on to work at the KwaZulu-Natal Society for the Blind, but now works at Epilepsy SA as a social worker. She also works part time at Endumezulu Adult Centre as a teacher. One of her stories was published in Botsotso 13 and five of her poems were published in the anthology of women’s poetry and photography, Isis X.

ISBN 9780981406893
Pages 98
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2013
Publisher Botsotso Publishing, South Africa
Format Paperback