Media Release: Cape Cultural Collective publishes Beyond Truth’s Edge, its second poetry anthology

by | Jan 24, 2023 | Press release

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Media Release: Cape Cultural Collective publishes Beyond Truth’s Edge, its second poetry anthology

Our second poetry anthology, Beyond Truth’s Edge, was published in December 2022, as part of the Cape Cultural Collective’s 15th anniversary.

It features the powerful work of 15 incredible South African poets. They are: Afeefa Omar, Chris Ferndale, Diana Ferrus, Khadija Heeger, Kyle Louw, Mbongeni Nomkonwana, Roche Kester, Siphokazi Jonas, James Matthews, Toni Stuart, Vusumuzi Mpofu, Vuyokazi Ngemntu, Winslow Schalkwyk, Zenariah Barends and the late Primrose Mrwebi.

The anthology covers the full range of human emotions and experience – life, love, disappointment, hope, aspirations, anger, pain and joy.

The book has been endorsed by poet laureate Wally Serote, writers Zubeida Jaffer and Antjie Krog and playwright Mike van Graan.

This outpouring of these15 powerful poets lays bare the deep emotions that pulse through our veins reminding us of the stories that we carry in our hearts. They illustrate how strongly we continue to long for a just and fair South Africa that many have so tirelessly fought for.

Zubeida Jaffer journalist, author, activist


A moving volume! Poems reanimating and celebrating how “just” we once dreamt about this “unjust” country. Let us listen and be moved anew…    Antjie Krog

This is our second anthology. Our first, At Truth’s Edge, was published in 2011, featuring nine poets.

Poetry – along with music and dance, has been an integral part of our work since our inception in 2007.

Poetry heals, disrupts, encourages self-reflection, boosts memory, strengthens cognitive health, inspires and connects people at deeper levels.

We appeal to members of the public as well as companies and cultural and educational institutions to purchase copies of the book, individually and in batches.

If you are interested in buying books, please contact us at

The price of the book is R150.

Through arts and culture, the CCC brings people together and promotes personal and collective development.

We run regular cultural programmes and concerts, have two choirs with about 70 singers, do theatre productions and human rights programmes.

The CCC even grew during the pandemic. We connected with new audiences through online programmes and provided music for the award-winning short film Address Unknown. Recently we have added environmental outings, musical lessons, professional recordings and theatre visits to our growing range of programmes.

The arts are a powerful transformative force. Please support and encourage others to support the poets, the work of arts formations and artists in general.

Issued by the Cape Cultural Collective

For more information, contact the CCC on or Mansoor on 084 661 5216 or June on 079183 5170 ( WA only)