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Mapanje, Jack

Overview
Works: 36 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 2,226 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Directories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9385.9.M36, 821
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Mapanje
Of chameleons and gods by Jack Mapanje( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chattering wagtails of Mikuyu Prison by Jack Mapanje( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only now, with freedom, can Jack Mapanje speak of his harrowing ordeal in Mikuyu Prison, where 'desperate voices of fractured souls' clamour to be heard. In poems of uncommon power and unflinching description Mapanje condemns a brutal regime. Yet in these poems Mapanje also affirms the enduring love of family and friends and the spirit of his fellow detainees. Today, living in England, he celebrates the hope kept alive by those who fight for human rights
Summer fires : new poetry of Africa( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering seaweed : African prison writing( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral poetry from Africa : an anthology by Landeg White( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skipping without ropes by Jack Mapanje( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the sweet bananas : new & selected poems by Jack Mapanje( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beasts of Nalunga by Jack Mapanje( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The African writers' handbook( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greetings from Grandpa by Jack Mapanje( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of chameleons and gods by Jack Mapanje( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elegy wrote in an English church yard by Jack Mapanje( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices of Africa : new work( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of chameleons and Gods by Jack Mapanje( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A democracy of chameleons : politics and culture in the New Malawi( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Creed, Context and Class
And crocodiles are hungry at night : a memoir by Jack Mapanje( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Mapanjeʹs memoir is the moving account of his imprisonment by the Malawian state and his struggle to probe the hidden motives behind his arrest. In 1981, Mapanje was a budding poet and scholar; his first collection of poems, Of Chameleons and Gods, had just been published in the prestigious African Writers Series, and his work on linguistics was having an impact on language and literary studies in central Africa and beyond. Just two years later, however, the government ordered the withdrawal of his poetry from all bookshops, libraries, and institutions of learning. And in September 1987, he was arrested and held without charge for nearly four years. This new book recalls those prison years as Mapanje records in his unique voice the terror of arrest, the reality of incarceration, and his daily struggle to retain a solid measure of sanity and spiritual freedom. -- Description from http://www.amazon.com (Jan. 25, 2012)
Jack Mapanje : reading from his poems by Jack Mapanje( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the interpretation of aspect and tense in Chiyao, Chichewa and English by Jack Mapanje( )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And Crocodiles Are Hungry at Night Prison Memoir( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

37e Poetry International Festival by Jack Mapanje( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Of chameleons and gods
Alternative Names
Jack Mapanje Malawian poet

Jack Mapanje malawisk författare

Jack Mapanje malawisk skribent

Jack Mapanje schrijver uit Malawi

Jack Mapanje scrittore malawiano

Languages
English (119)

German (3)

French (1)

Covers
The chattering wagtails of Mikuyu PrisonGathering seaweed : African prison writingSkipping without ropesThe last of the sweet bananas : new & selected poemsBeasts of NalungaThe African writers' handbookA democracy of chameleons : politics and culture in the New MalawiAnd crocodiles are hungry at night : a memoir