Empowerment: A Collection of Poetry and Prose edited by Robin Barratt
20 Apr 2018
With topics including finding love, womanhood, illness and disease, overcoming poverty and prejudice, running the marathon, combatting fear, forgiveness, fighting abuse, and many others, in Empowerment there are 85 contributions from 45 writers in 19 countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, England, Greece, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania and the USA, all exploring the themes of empowerment and personal growth.
Includes a contribution from PEN SA member Abigail George. Abigail George is a South African writer from Port Elizabeth. She studied film and television production for a short while in Johannesburg, followed by brief stints as a trainee at a production house. Abigail has been published widely in print and online – Litnet, Sun Belly Press, africanwriter.com, Upbeat, Tribune and so on. She is a recipient of two grants from the National Arts Council in Johannesburg; in 2005 for a poetry anthology entitled ”Africa, where art thou?” and in 2008 for her collection of stories entitled ”The Origins of Smoke and Mirrors”.