Photos in this collection were taken in Nkandla, South Africa, in July and August 2006. The photos are not of specific people mentioned in the poems. Not all the people in these photos are orphans nor do they all have HIV.

The poet and photographer can be contacted at Peggan@aol.com.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you Peggy they are all beautiful...as are you.

    KN

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  2. Wow--powerful--I hope many people are touched by this. Thanks Peggy! Thea

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  3. As I read, I weep for the one who was left on a trash heap and the one who is afraid and the one who needed beer money to bury her father... and I imagine the dancing and celebration of the glorious food! Thank you for painting these heartrending portraits of humanity and for the moving photos! This incredible work reveals an unfamiliar side of life, it inspires hope & provokes me to do my part to touch one life at a time. God is glorified!

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  4. This just reinforces what a truly great writer you are-the words and pictures are truly powerful.

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  5. Your poems and photographs take my breath away. In every image, I see beauty and intelligence, and it breaks my heart that so many live such a hard life.
    Your words tell the stories so well. Thank ou so much for sharing your experience with all of us.
    Sherrie

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  6. I read your poems in this book again tonight after reading your hope poem for the poetry challenge. Thank you again for going to Africa and bringing it back to us, Peggy.

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  7. This is an amazing write and certainly an eye opener. It makes me sad, because poverty, sickness, death, ignorance, war and everything else bad is not just in Africa...it's all over.

    You do amazing work in highlighting the plight of these people. Thank you for sharing this experience with us.

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  8. Fantastic to read, and to remember my own African life ... I love the way you can speak with so many voices. Thank you.

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