#BookReview: Lion Scream: Syllabic Poetry About South African Life

Hey, “Writing to be Read” readers, check out this lovely review by Liz Gauffreau of Robbie Cheadles “Lion Scream”.

Elizabeth Gauffreau

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My Review

Robbie Cheadle’s latest release, Lion Scream, is a book-length photo essay prompted by visits she and her family made to the South African bush. The book comprises photography (including a cake art piece), poetry, commentary, and short fiction to provide a range of perspectives on the plight of wild animals in Cheadle’s home country.

I found the photo essay form to be particularly well-suited to the author’s intent: “to share insights about the impact of habitat loss, hunting, and poaching on the wild animals of South Africa . . .” (“About My Poems and Photographs,” p. 3).

The photographs clearly communicate that these animals are in their natural habitat, and their natural habitat is where they belong. Moreover, humans need to respect their natural habitat as such. As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words”!

That said…

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6 Comments on “#BookReview: Lion Scream: Syllabic Poetry About South African Life”

  1. Fantastic review! Congratulations, Robbie 💕🙂 Thanks for sharing, Kaye 💕🙂

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  2. Thanks for sharing this review, Kaye.

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