i want to sing
of all that was
but no longer is
of all that
never was but
could have been
– Song of Hope

With fierce verse conjured from the depths of a mighty heart, Cecil Rajendra is recognised as one of the Third World’s most powerful voices, relentlessly championing the rights of the downtrodden and dispossessed.

Personal & Profane is a collection of Rajendra’s finest work spanning five decades, revealing a tender inner voice behind a pugnacious front. In a polarised world, his work is enduringly relevant and his burning fire, a beacon of hope.