Sunflowers in your Eyes

Four Zimbabwean Poets

Menna Elfyn



... the sense of 'urgency' and the realisation that a poem has its own sense of 'time' are inherent in the work of four accomplished women poets from Zimbabwe. These voices are much needed, conveying a world made magnificent in its humanity. These voices sing of an unquenchable spirit against the backdrop of convention and expectation. Their poems also display the canniness of place and in Olson's words 'a tracking of earth in time'.


This is a collection to remember; crispy, inspired and sparsely put together for readers who hate melodrama and verbosity. - Memory Chirere, KwaChirere


Menna Elfyn is one of the foremost Welsh-language writers. As well as being an award-winning poet, she has published plays, libretti and children's novels, and teaches at University of Wales Trinity Saint David.