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Limbo
Liminal, lost
Limb lopped.

Late nights in bars and on night buses.
Last trains to home departing on lonely platforms.
Lamps lit,
Licked by cold.

Long Street, liquor,
Losing sense of sense and sensory,
Lacklustre lust.
Lists of the pros and cons.
Listless longing.
Love?

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About the Author:

Jen Thorpe - profileJen Thorpe is a feminist writer and researcher from Cape Town, South Africa. She is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and has worked in this field for six years. She has an MA in Politics from Rhodes University, and recently completed her first novel ‘The Peculiars’ through the UCT Creative Writing Masters Programme. Look for it in stores soon.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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