Pretend You Don't Know Me

Finuala Dowling





Date Released:

August 2019

Price (incl. VAT):

R 295.00


Soft cover, 136pp

About this book:

Pretend You Don’t Know Me brings together in one volume the best of Finuala Dowling’s funny, poignant and idiosyncratic poetry from four earlier prize-winning collections, with a section devoted to new poems. This new collection contains her iconic poem ‘To the doctor who treated the raped baby and who felt such despair’ as well as her tragi-comic cycle of poems on the theme of her mother’s dementia, and other hugely popular poems like ‘Butter’.

Readers say

‘Pretend You Don’t Know Me, by South African Finuala Dowling, is a witty and wise collection of new and selected poems. Her sequence about her mother’s dementia is very touching. Elsewhere, these vital works will have you crying with laughter.’

– Jackie Kay, The Guardian