an/other pastoral


by Tjawangwa Dema
illustrated by Tebogo Cranwell

Book of ecopoetry by Tjawangwa Dema, with illustrations by Tebogo Cranwell and a foreword by Chris Abani.

Wide-ranging and polyvocal, an/other pastoral questions what we imagine to be the boundaries between humans and nature. History, belonging and race converge with climate crisis, ecosystems and care in these startling and vibrant poems by Tjawangwa Dema. With illustrations by Tebogo Cranwell and a foreword by Chris Abani, an/other pastoral is a compelling collection that refuses easy representations of where nature can be found, and what it means to be human now.

‘Vivid, engaging and highly inventive, […] an extraordinarily assured and deeply moving new collection that will stand as one of the very finest new books of poetry for years to come.‘ —John Burnside

‘This collection is a powerful expression of a diasporic African ecopoetics. With an intense vision and unique voice, Tjawangwa Dema poignantly addresses themes of racial, environmental, food, animal, and climate justice.’ —Craig Santos Perez

RISO printed with limited run of 400

Paperback | Published by No Bindings

Tjawangwa Dema is a poet and educator. The Careless Seamstress, her first full-length collection, won the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets.

Tebogo Cranwell is a Motswana artist, based in Botswana, whose work explores beauty, femininity, sensuality and intimacy. She uses light and dark to bring a subtle, modern, minimalist aesthetic to portraiture.