Published by Ugly Duckling Presse
Apart grew out of Taylor’s memories of visiting her family in South Africa as a child and her later curiosity about her (white) mother’s involvement in early anti-apartheid women’s groups. Mixing narrative prose, poems, social and political theory, and found texts culled from years of visiting South African archives and libraries, Apart navigates the difficult landscapes of history, shame, privilege and grief.
“Apart offers an intimate and sweeping look at the legacy of apartheid... edifying, original, and critically rigorous...”
Maggie Nelson, US poet and critic
Catherine Taylor is a writer and teacher. Her first book, Giving Birth: A Journey into the World of Mothers and Midwives (Penguin, 2002), won the Lamaze International Birth Advocate Award. As a producer, her documentary film The Exiles won an Emmy Award. She teaches at Ithaca College, New York.