The Penguin book of modern African poetry / edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier.
Contributor(s): Beier, Ulli | Moore, Gerald.Material type: BookSeries: Penguin twentieth-century classics: Publisher: London : Penguin, 1998Edition: Fourth edition.Description: xxvi, 448 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780140424720(pbk); 0140424725(pbk).Other title: Modern African poetry.Subject(s): African poetryDDC classification:
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'Poetry, always foremost of the arts in traditional Africa, has continued to compete for primacy against the newer forms of prose fiction and theatre drama.' This wonderfully comprehensive anthology of African poetry has been expanded to include ninety-nine poets from twenty-seven countries, thirty-one of whom appear for the first time. Equally wide-ranging is the content of the poetry itself- war songs and political protests jostle with poems about human love, African nature and the surprises that life offers; all are represented in these rich and colourful pages.
Includes bibliographical references and index.