»A delightful collection that has the effect of restoring faith in the good things of life: love, food, music, dance, art, history and culture, reminiscences…«
Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association Awards Judges
The poems in Sonatas reflect Deon Marcus’ experiences and varied interests, whether in ancient history, art, music or poetry, and bring together aspects of life in their most basic forms. The poems are sometimes strangely utopian and hopeful, sometimes nostalgic and tragic. Some have the flavour of Africa, particularly Zimbabwe, but geography is secondary as the appeal of his work is universal.
Sonatas won the 2005 National Arts Merit Award for Outstanding First Creative Published Book and the 2005 Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association Award for Best Fiction (Poetry and Drama).