Lefoko La Kgosi Publishing, a relatively young publishing company will within a week unleash the first volume of what it calls its “literary mixtapes”. “Epigraph – My Heart Is My Alibi” is a collection of whispers. It is a canon of short writings from eight different writers spread across three provinces. It is the introduction of writers to themselves, to one another, to the publishing world, and to the reading public.

An epigraph is simply defined as either “an inscription on a building or stone etc. or a short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, intended to suggest its theme”. Both dictionary definitions are entirely relevant in the description of this collection of ordered and random writings, all different in style yet common in the great impression they have on the reader.

It is Vladimir Nobokov who observed that “We live not only in a world of thoughts, but also in a world of things. Words without experience are meaningless.” As you page from one heart to the other through this book, you will be confronted by ghosts, regret, loss, victory, rape, leadership, love, heartbreak, humour, pain, tears, identity, teenagehood, adulthood, adultery, lust, vision, dreams, greatness, architecture, space, relationships, death, hope, faith, spirituality, beauty and yourself.

“I’ve always had a favourite author, and I had decided that having read many books, he was the only author whose material I would collect. Epigraph convinced me otherwise. The way in which it is written is like no other book I have seen as yet. Reader, you will be captivated.”

Epigraph – My Heart Is My Alibi
ISBN: 978-0-620-58949-9

The watershed compilation will be released as a free e-book that anyone can easily download and indulge in on 21 January 2014 on www.bookloversmarket.net. For an interview with the authors, cover images and/or authors’ photographs, contact Masingita at masingita@lefokolakgosi.co.za 084 902 7238.

download the free pdf compilation here.


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