Poet, Doctor Wandile Ganya Releases Poetry Collection

With his innate love for poetry, Wandile Ganya shares to readers his collection of poems in “A Dark Wood: Poetical Sketches on Life & Being in the World” (published by AuthorHouse UK). The book deals with philosophico-political issues and gives due attention to the perennial question of “Africanness” and postcolonial situation of Africa.

According to Ganya, “A Dark Wood” is a work articulating in poetic form a modern human experience of being in the world. Furthermore, the poems appear to emerge from a tautness between a self-seeking authenticity and social “identarian normativity.” Hence, naturally, the thematic fabric of this work is unveiled as a craft interwoven in often counterposed, fragmentary ideas on meaning and meaninglessness, essence and nothingness, sanity and absurdity, pain and relief, life and death, love and liberty, or loneliness and so on.

An excerpt from the poem “On Existence:”

Like blind fisherman journeying in the ocean seas, we trawl through life’s inner sanctum—

a universe so immense—

groping for meaning in things,

but finding much travesty.

And everywhere, we are ensnared,

ever in infinite absurdities.

“A Dark Wood: Poetical Sketches on Life & Being in the World”

By Wandile Ganya

Softcover | 5x8in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781546280569

E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781546280576

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Wandile Ganya is a medical doctor, graduated from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where he is also a part-time lecturer in the Department of Medical Ethics and Law. Ganya grew up in Cape Town (Khayelitsha), and is a twin. “A Dark Wood” is dedicated to his twin brother Wanele – also a medical doctor. Ganya also published his first collection of poems “Divine Interspace” during his final year of medical school.

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