Whiteheart: Prologue to Hysteria

"I've never celebrated nor embraced negativity in my life. Every single thing I have tried to do or written has come out of a need to actually eradicate or wipe out whatever it is that seeks to destroy the soul of other people. I respect the WORD. People talk about wordplay, I don't play with itit's one of the most powerful weapons in the world."

Lesego Rampolokeng is well known in South Africa and internationally for his confrontational performance poetry. Whitehearthis first prose workis a nightmarish plunge into a 1970s Soweto childhood where violence waits everywhere to make its nest in the child-narrator's mind.