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The Whimsy of Dank Ju-Ju

The Whimsy of Dank Ju-Ju


The Whimsy of Dank Ju-Ju is a pamphlet of poems by Sascha Aurora Akhtar.

“I pare apples & dangle the peels in my hair,

romantic notions of howling wildebeests

shining in Swedish ultra-sway night,

remembered because of which I am.”

Page count: 36

Paperback ISBN 9781912915279

Publication date: 14th September 2019

GTIN: N/A SKU: 9781912915279 Categories: , , ,

Sascha Aurora Akhtar

Sascha Aurora Akhtar originates from Pakistan, and was educated there and in the USA. Her debut poetry collection, The Grimoire of Grimalkin, was published in 2007 and greeted as “a contemporary masterpiece”, with the British newspaper The Guardian naming Akhtar one of the top twelve poets to watch. Her work is widely anthologised and has been translated into Armenian, Portuguese, Galician, Russian, Dutch and Polish. She performs internationally.


Sascha Aurora Akhtar’s poems revel in the richness and possibilities of language and liminal space. Colours, tastes, textures, scents and moods are smashed together with great energy, dragging the reader into a shimmering world of magic, heat… and whimsy.

“I love a poet who loves language and Sascha Aurora Akhtar most certainly does. Each line of her poetry is a journey into the unknown as she manoeuvres her way around words and rearranges them into new verbal experiences of fascination and delight.” Geraldine Monk

‘Luscious in its physical description’ – Sphinx

‘I found myself in places stopping to read them aloud, to bring those sounds alive.’ – London Grip

Watch Sascha Aurora Akhtar read from The Whimsy of Dank Ju-Ju:

Watch Sascha Aurora Akhtar talk about the musicality of Urdu:

Additional information

Dimensions 12.9 × 19.8 cm

Print, eBook

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