Echoes of the sunbird : an anthology of contemporary African poetry / compiled by Don Burness

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Subjects: African poetry (English)
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Athens : Ohio University Center for International Studies, 1993
Series: Monographs in international studies. Africa series no. 62
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xxvi, 198 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Illustrations
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Essay / Chinua Achebe
Where Something Stands, Look Well: Something Else Is Standing Right Beside It / Chinua Achebe 3
Poems / Chinua Achebe
Misunderstanding / Chinua Achebe 5
1966 / Chinua Achebe 7
Benin Road / Chinua Achebe 8
Refugee Mother and Child / Chinua Achebe 9
Beware, Soul Brother / Chinua Achebe 10
Vultures / Chinua Achebe 12
Lament of the Sacred Python / Chinua Achebe 14
Knowing Robs Us / Chinua Achebe 16
Remembrance Day / Chinua Achebe 17
Pine Tree in Spring / Chinua Achebe 19
Agostinho Neto / Chinua Achebe 20
Essay / Dennis Brutus
Constellations of Exile / Dennis Brutus 24
Poems / Dennis Brutus
Their Behavior / Dennis Brutus 35
Cold / Dennis Brutus 36
In Prison / Dennis Brutus 38
Orion's Belt Is Out / Dennis Brutus 39
Success Cannot Redeem Despair / Dennis Brutus 40
Sirens Contrail the Night Air / Dennis Brutus 41
I Am Alien in Africa and Everywhere / Dennis Brutus 42
Sequence for South Africa / Dennis Brutus 43
Our Allies Are Exiles / Dennis Brutus 45
Even Nightingales / Dennis Brutus 47
Moving Intangibly / Dennis Brutus 48
I Have Commuted Between the World's Capitals / Dennis Brutus 49
Our Hands Meet / Dennis Brutus 50
I Am Out of Love With You For Now / Dennis Brutus 52
Nortje at The Bod / Dennis Brutus 53
Finally The Hoarse Voice - Tribute to Etheridge Knight / Dennis Brutus 54
Pictures of Ajlon / Dennis Brutus 55
Essay / Jose Craveirinha
Poetry Is Playing With Words / Jose Craveirinha 58
Poems / Jose Craveirinha
Black Protest / Jose Craveirinha 60
Song of the Great Barge / Jose Craveirinha 61
Manifesto / Jose Craveirinha 62
I Want to Be a Drum / Jose Craveirinha 65
Poem / Jose Craveirinha 67
Mamana Saquina / Jose Craveirinha 68
Mamparra M'gaiza / Jose Craveirinha 70
A Man Never Cries / Jose Craveirinha 71
Cell 1 / Jose Craveirinha 72
Metamorphosis / Jose Craveirinha 73
Kerchiefs / Jose Craveirinha 74
My Mourning / Jose Craveirinha 75
Elegy / Jose Craveirinha 76
Essay / Ossie Enekwe
My Poetry / Ossie Enekwe 79
Poems / Ossie Enekwe
Husbandman / Ossie Enekwe 82
Raven Day / Ossie Enekwe 84
Beyond Tears / Ossie Enekwe 85
Broken Pots / Ossie Enekwe 87
Even After the Grave / Ossie Enekwe 89
To a Friend Made and Lost in War / Ossie Enekwe 91
The Story of a Ceylonese Girl / Ossie Enekwe 93
Sing Not For a Crowd / Ossie Enekwe 95
Agbogho Mmonwu / Ossie Enekwe 97
Mother / Ossie Enekwe 98
Rain / Ossie Enekwe 99
Gentle Birds Come to Me / Ossie Enekwe 100
Essay / Antonio Jacinto
We Are Other People / Antonio Jacinto 103
Poems / Antonio Jacinto
Discovery / Antonio Jacinto 107
Autobiography / Antonio Jacinto 109
Monangamba / Antonio Jacinto 110
Love Poem / Antonio Jacinto 112
The People Went to War / Antonio Jacinto 115
Letter From a Contract Worker / Antonio Jacinto 116
Remembering / Antonio Jacinto 118
The Rhythm of the Tomtom / Antonio Jacinto 119
Memories and Longings / Antonio Jacinto 120
Monte Gracioso / Antonio Jacinto 121
Oh If You Could See Here Poetry That Does Not Exist! / Antonio Jacinto 122
Fascine Day / Antonio Jacinto 124
For Ovidio Martins / Antonio Jacinto 125
Essay / Niyi Osundare
The Possibilities of Hope / Niyi Osundare 128
Poems / Niyi Osundare
The Word Is an Egg / Niyi Osundare 132
I Wake up This Morning / Niyi Osundare 133
Farmer-Born / Niyi Osundare 135
Eyeful Glances / Niyi Osundare 137
Our Earth Will Not Die / Niyi Osundare 140
For Chief Samuel Fal Adeniran / Niyi Osundare 142
For Olof Palme / Niyi Osundare 148
Song of the Tyrant / Niyi Osundare 151
Waiting / Niyi Osundare 154
Have You Seen Adufe in the Waiting Moon / Niyi Osundare 157
The Moon is a Mask Dancing / Niyi Osundare 159
Frantic as a Prentice Poet / Niyi Osundare 161
Moonfire Too Is Deciduous / Niyi Osundare 162
The Moon Is an Exile / Niyi Osundare 164
Zimba-Bwe / Niyi Osundare 165
Essay / Lenrie Peters
Confessions of a Private Man / Lenrie Peters 168
Poems / Lenrie Peters
And So This Long Affair / Lenrie Peters 170
How Do We Come With Rage / Lenrie Peters 172
We Have Come Home / Lenrie Peters 174
Parachute Men Say / Lenrie Peters 176
Time Was / Lenrie Peters 178
Home Coming / Lenrie Peters 180
Come Let Us Listen Together / Lenrie Peters 181
Katchikali / Lenrie Peters 183
I Hear Weeping in My Dreams / Lenrie Peters 186
Little One You Came / Lenrie Peters 187
We Have Lived as If in Vacuum Cylinders / Lenrie Peters 188
Turning The Pages of My Diary Slowly / Lenrie Peters 189
Yevtushenko Disdains / Lenrie Peters 191
At First I Did Not Know You / Lenrie Peters 192
I Felt the Tremor in Yours / Lenrie Peters 196
Dear Mr. Gorbachev / Lenrie Peters 197
Additional Authors: Burness, Donald
Notes: LCCN: 92040869
ISBN: 089680173X (acid-free paper)
OCLC Number: 27068851
ISBN/ISSN: 089680173X