"This publication reveals to the wider audience that East Rand, Ekurhuleni (especially Katlehong, Thokoza and Vosloorus) is not a region of endless horror, madness, hopelessness and darkness as portrayed by the media: but a place of light, poetry and beauty and a place of people with a depth of vision and love for the country."
Contributors to this book include youth, prisoners, parents and other adults of the East Rand community who address the human condition - love, hatred, bloodletting, hope, AIDS, life, death, education, and other themes.
The anthology arose from the writing workshops of the Community Life Network (CLN), a non-profit organisation that contributes towards community development in the East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa. The organisation aims to empower the community with writing skills and heal them from conflict.
Email from Angifi Proctor Dladla to Soul Beat Africa on August 16 2004.