Carcanet Press, 9781847772572, 96pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2014
Gumiguru is the tenth month of the Shona calendar--a month of dryness and heat before the first rains fall and rejuvenate the land. Togara Muzanenhamo's second collection is a cycle of poems distilling the experiences of a decade into one calendar year, framed through the natural and agricultural landscapes of Zimbabwe. The book stands as both an elegy for the poet's father and a hymn to the veldt, the farms, the villages, and the men and women whose lives are interwoven with the land and the changing seasons.