In recent decades, writers, environmentalists and activists of every stripe have sought to remind us that we can no longer think of humans as separate from the natural environment, that an ethical life is one that considers the rights of humans and animals together. In this series of 24 poems and 24 etchings, Dan Wylie and Roxandra Dardagan Britz marry gritty politics with voices of animal consciousness. This is a dark but compassionate meditation on our fragilities in a world predominantly predatory, toxic or indifferent.


A fine fabric of association stretching from Zimbabwe to Grahamstown binds the content of the book into a satisfying, if disparate, whole. - Mail & Guardian


Professor Dan Wylie teaches at Rhodes University, South Africa. He has published several articles on white writing on Shaka, and on Zimbabwean literature. He is also a poet.

Roxandra Dardagan Britz is an artist and printmaker. She was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1962 and graduated with an MFA from Rhodes University. She lives and works in Grahamstown.