Valentine Tusai and the ladies present yet another intriguing collection of stories under the love and romance banner. After giving us The Stranger’s Encounter a few months back, this time they go a step further to defy taboo social odds in their latest anthology, especially where love is concerned. The anthology dubbed, Frabjous Fling, loosely translated to mean a delightful short period of a wild behaviour, is an encounter of a young man with a married woman. The young man, in this case Valentine Tusai, pursues the forbidden fruit and attempts to remove her garments and win her forbidden treasures. The way the lady responds is in the form of 12 versions from 12 different ladies from 6 different countries, namely Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and Israel.
This Lit-erotica as we may refer to it, is the same response converted into 12 versions of responses, gathered from 6 countries (as far as Israel) showing that despite breaking the social guard of promiscuity, this might as well be a practice of defying culture across the world. The literature used is impressive, Africa houses some talent. We might start seeing the emergency of a whole new generation of poets and authors who are not only talented, but challenge the cultural status quo. We can’t wait to see how the public will receive this anthology. The anthology drops tomorrow on the Poetritis Nirvana social media pages, be sure to follow them and drop your comments.
As a control factor, the author quoted Andrew Sullivan
“Although I never publicly defended promiscuity, I never publicly attacked it. I attempted to avoid the subject, in part because I felt, and often still feel, unable to live up to the ideals I really hold.”