Remnants, Restante, Reste

Remnants, Restante, Reste
Remnants, Restante, Reste

Remnants, Restante, Reste

Annette Snyckers’ poems are as subtle and intimately telling as the differences between the three languages in which she writes and battles to live and dream.

Detailed Information

  • Title: Remnants, Restante, Reste
  • Author: Annette Snyckers
  • Publisher: Modjadji Books
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • ISBN: 9781928215592
  • Bib. Info: Paperback; 72pp

Annette Snyckers’ poems are as subtle and intimately telling as the differences between the three languages in which she writes and battles to live and dream.

These verses touch and tug at one another like the Afrikaans of her childhood, the German of her husband and the South African English of her homeland. They agree to differ in all sorts of nuanced ways.

Kleur kom nooit alleen nie [Colour never comes alone], wrote Antjie Krog. Annette Snyckers powerfully reminds us that neither do languages, landscapes, countries, continents and their people.

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