In Quiet Realm
AUTHOR LAWRENCE MDUDUZI NDLOVU
ISBN 978 0639935959
FORMAT Portrait; 150mm x 210mm; Paperback
This anthology by Lawrence Mduduzi Ndlovu, Soweto-born Catholic Cleric, lecturer, writer, poet, speaker and arts enthusiast, has the ability to reach out and touch almost every human emotion.
It evinces pride, respect, despair, joy and profound sadness. It remembers and salutes past and contemporary South Africans, it lauds them as Africans: “These are Africans”, it says. It is a recognition that “Life Happens”, especially in our townships, and is a tribute to life’s virtues. It reflects the author’s deep and abiding faith, and, “In the End”, it forces us to confront our own mortality.
An emotional and satisfying read.
In this elegant, compact and complex poetry book, Father Lawrence tenderly yet determinedly escorts us through a fantastic maze of his journeys – spiritual, political and social.
Ambassador Lindiwe Mabuza – Diplomat, Poet, Academic, Cultural Activist
“This is a homage to the spirit and soul of our birth, the glories, the dilemma and the blessings of the sun and soil of the mother country… Father Lawrence would have us remember to hold close in our minds and hearts all that we are, all that has made us, and all that we are empowered to be.”
Jessye Norman – 5 times Grammy Award-Winning Opera Star