The Promise of Memory


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ISBN (print): 978 1 990976 76 6

“Michael Weeder’s The Promise of Memory is an education in expansive love and historical consciousness. The poems cross boundaries of race, gender and creed to teach us what a politics of emancipatory possibility entails and demands an ethic of accountability. His loving testimonies of historical figures who expanded our imaginations and provided new liberatory horizons are a route to memory that is delicate and nuanced which refuses forgetting or stereotypes. In Michael Weeder’s poetry of family, friendship, romantic love and loss we meet love and mourning under conditions of political violence and repression that offers hope for worlds in which flourishing is possible.”

KHARNITA MOHAMED – Lecturer of Anthropology, University of Cape Town and author of Called to Song.