The new African poetry : an anthology / edited by Tanure Ojaide, Tijan M. Sallah

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Subjects: African poetry--Translations into English
African poetry (English)
Africa--Poetry
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boulder ; London : Lynne Reinner Publishers, 1999
LC Classification: P, PL
Physical Description: xiv, 233 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Incantations of the Sea: Moando Coast / Mukula Kadima-Nzuji 11
Newscast / Jared Angira 13
Obbligato from Public Gallery / Jared Angira 14
Old Wharf Canto / Jared Angira 15
Dialogue / Jared Angira 16
Symphony from the Balcony / Jared Angira 17
Of Promises and Prophecy / Steve Chimombo 19
Four Ways of Dying / Steve Chimombo 22
Manifesto on Ars Poetica / Frank Chipasula 24
A Love Poem for My Country / Frank Chipasula 26
The Singing Drum / Frank Chipasula 27
Everything to Declare / Frank Chipasula 28
Double Song / Frank Chipasula 29
These Too Are Our Elders / Jack Mapanje 30
Visiting Zomba Plateau / Jack Mapanje 31
Making Our Clowns Martyrs / Jack Mapanje 32
The Cheerful Girls at Smiller's Bar, 1971 / Jack Mapanje 33
On Being Asked to Write a Poem for 1979 / Jack Mapanje 34
I Was Sent For / Lupenga Mphande 35
Walking the Plateau / Lupenga Mphande 36
Pain / Lupenga Mphande 37
Reborn / Edison Mpina 38
Summer Fires of Mulanje Mountain / Edison Mpina 39
An Artist and a Wailing Mother / Freddy Macha 41
Corruption / Freddy Macha 42
An Agony ... A Resurrection / Assumpta Acam-Oturu 43
Nightmare I / Abdul Maqsoud Abdul Karim 47
Nightmare III / Abdul Maqsoud Abdul Karim 49
The Scaffold / Amal Dunqul 50
Tomorrow / Amal Dunqul 52
The City a Wrecked Ship / Amal Dunqul 52
Abortion / Iman Mirsal 53
Confessions / Iman Mirsal 54
I Usually Look Around Me / Iman Mirsal 54
Abode of Arrival / Ahmed Taha 55
State of Butterfly / Ahmed Taha 56
Arabesque / Ahmed Taha 57
December 31 / Ahmed Taha 57
Wall of Dreams (2) / Ahmed Taha 59
Belonging to a New Family / Mohammad Bennis 61
Here I Am Once More ... / Rachida Madani 63
Ode of Signs / Muhammad Abd al-Hayy 65
Female / Muhammad al-Ghuzzi 69
Quatrains for Joy / Muhammad al-Ghuzzi 71
The Pen / Muhammad al-Ghuzzi 72
On the Tattered Edges ... / Amina Said 73
My Woman's Transparence / Amina Said 74
The Africa of the Statue / Amina Said 75
The Vultures Grow Impatient / Amina Said 76
Homecoming / Joao Pedro 79
Guerilla Fighter / Jofre Rocha 81
Poem of Return / Jofre Rocha 82
From the Outside / Mafika Pascal Gwala 83
Promise! / Mafika Pascal Gwala 84
There's an Unknown River in Soweto / Zindzi Mandela 85
I Saw as a Child / Zindzi Mandela 86
I Have Tried Hard / Zindzi Mandela 87
I Waited for You Last Night / Zindzi Mandela 88
Sometimes When It Rains / Geina Mhlophe 89
Observations / Luvuyo Mkangelwa 91
The Women Sing ... / Luvuyo Mkangelwa 92
The Know / Christine (Douts) Qunta 93
Welcome to the New Consciousness / Leseko Rampolekeng 95
Wet Pain ... Tread with Care / Leseko Rampolekeng 98
Ofay-Watcher Looks Back / Mongane Wally Serote 99
City Johannesburg / Mongane Wally Serote 101
Alexandria / Mongane Wally Serote 102
This Old Woman / Mongane Wally Serote 104
The Curfew Breakers / Samuel Chimsoro 105
The Change / Samuel Chimsoro 107
Red Hills of Home / Chenjerai Hove 108
You Will Forget / Chenjerai Hove 110
Desert Crossing / Dambudzo Marechera 112
The Old Man Inside Me / Dambudzo Marechera 112
When Love's Perished / Dambudzo Marechera 113
The Cemetery in the Mind / Dambudzo Marechera 114
Neither Innocence Nor Experience / Dambudzo Marechera 114
This Morning / Kristina Rungano 115
Arrivants / Musaemura Zimunya 117
Kisimiso / Musaemura Zimunya 119
Let It Be / Musaemura Zimunya 121
Mr. Bezuidenhout's Dogs / Musaemura Zimunya 122
By Forty-Sixth / Fernando D'Almeida 125
Leaking Roof / Gahlia Gwangwa'a 127
Another Moment / Sim Kombem 129
Return to the Homeland / Adelina da Silva 131
Along the Banks of the Charles / Adelina da Silva 132
The Martyred Tamarind / Alberto Ferreira Gomes 133
The Island and Europe / Luis Andrade Silva 135
The Emigrant's Son / Luis Andrade Silva 136
Three Poems / Veronique Tadjo 137
The Elders Are Gods / Tijan M. Sallah 139
No Argument Tonight / Tijan M. Sallah 140
Mr. Agama / Tijan M. Sallah 141
Television as God / Tijan M. Sallah 143
I Want to Go to Keta / Kobena Eyi Acquah 145
They're Tearing Up the Old Graveyard / Kobena Eyi Acquah 147
They Hunt the Night / Kofi Anyidoho 148
Elegy for the Revolution / Kofi Anyidoho 150
Tsitsa / Kofi Anyidoho 151
Murmuring / Kofi Anyidoho 151
Our Birth-Cord / Kofi Anyidoho 152
Exiles / Abena Busia 154
Illicit Passion / Abena Busia 155
Mawu of the Waters / Abena Busia 155
Messages / Naana Banyiwa Horne 156
A Note to My Liberal Feminist Sister (1) / Naana Banyiwa Horne 159
Steps / Kojo Laing 160
I Am the Freshly Dead Husband / Kojo Laing 161
King Tut in America / Kwadwo Opoku-Agyemang 163
Home News / Ahmed Tidjani-Cisse 165
A Stone at the Tip of the Tongue / Oumarou Watta 167
Cloud Rains / Oumarou Watta 168
The Way / Catherine Acholonu 169
The Spring's Last Drop / Catherine Acholonu 170
Harvest of War / Catherine Acholonu 172
May Ours Not Be / Funso Aiyejina 174
When the Monuments ... / Funso Aiyejina 175
The Dialogue / Funso Aiyejina 176
Bitter / Ifi Amadiume 177
Oya Now / Ifi Amadiume 178
4th Witness - The Petty Thieves / Ifi Amadiume 179
I Wan Bi President / Ezenwa-Ohaeto 180
Do Not Stop Me! / Angela Miri 185
Poem / Chimalum Nwankwo 187
Asphalt / Chimalum Nwankwo 188
Prologue ... / Odia Ofeimun 191
The New Brooms / Odia Ofeimun 192
Song / Odia Ofeimun 193
Where Everybody Is King / Tanure Ojaide 194
The Fate of Vultures / Tanure Ojaide 196
A Verdict of Stone / Tanure Ojaide 197
The Daydream of Ants / Tanure Ojaide 198
Where the Nightmare Begins / Tanure Ojaide 200
Release / Femi Osofisan 201
Paris Latin Quarter / Femi Osofisan 202
She Thinks in Song / Femi Osofisan 204
Longing / Femi Osofisan 206
I Sing of Change / Niyi Osundare 207
Who Says That Drought Was Here / Niyi Osundare 208
XXII / Niyi Osundare 210
XIV / Niyi Osundare 210
The Word Is an Egg / Niyi Osundare 212
Dyeing / Mabel Tobrise 213
Letter to a Roving Poet / Amadou Lamine Sall 215
Cloak of Dawn / Amadou Lamine Sall 216
Analysis / Syl Cheney-Coker 219
Peasants / Syl Cheney-Coker 221
Poet Among Those Who Are Also Poets / Syl Cheney-Coker 222
Childhood / Syl Cheney-Coker 223
Dead Eyes / Syl Cheney-Coker 224
Beloved / Iyamide Hazeley 225
Lungi Crossing / Iyamide Hazeley 226
When You Have Emptied Our Calabashes / Iyamide Hazeley 227
Notes / Iyamide Hazeley
Index of Authors / Iyamide Hazeley
About the Book / Iyamide Hazeley
Additional Authors: Ojaide, Tanure, 1948-
Sallah, Tijan M., 1958-
Notes: LCCN: 99029889
ISBN: 0894108794 (hardcover : alk. paper)
"A three continents book."
Includes index
OCLC Number: 41320084
ISBN/ISSN: 0894108794