No More Betrayals is Apuk Ayuel Mayen’s first poetry collection, a poetic portrait of South Sudan. In this collection, the poet excavates the collective psyche to depict the experience of a people’s liberation struggle, relapse into war, and visions of a brighter future. The collection consists of twenty-five (25) poems reflecting on this nascent nation’s political, social, traditional, and cultural experiences. It does so by eulogizing heroes, invoking liberation ideals, and echoing silent voices.
In a sentence, this book is an exploration of the mind, a soulful reflection on the complexity of life.– Jok Madut Jok, What the Heart Knows: An Introduction