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Mapanje, Jack

Overview
Works: 29 works in 107 publications in 3 languages and 2,075 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Directories  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9385.9.M36, 821
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Most widely held works about Jack Mapanje
 
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Of chameleons and gods by Jack Mapanje( Book )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and German and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The chattering wagtails of Mikuyu Prison by Jack Mapanje( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 319 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 )
8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gathering seaweed : African prison writing ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skipping without ropes by Jack Mapanje( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oral poetry from Africa : an anthology ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last of the sweet bananas : new & selected poems by Jack Mapanje( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beasts of Nalunga by Jack Mapanje( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The African writers' handbook ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elegy wrote in an English church yard by Jack Mapanje( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voices of Africa : new work ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And crocodiles are hungry at night : a memoir by Jack Mapanje( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 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)
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
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
And Crocodiles Are Hungry at Night Prison Memoir ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Malawi, Zomba, Interview with Jack Mapanje, 1975] ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Life and work of Jack Mapanje
37e Poetry International Festival by Jack Mapanje( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Poetry International Award 1988 : Jack Mapanje, Malawi by Jack Mapanje( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
by Amnesty International( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Creative Incarceration and Strategies for Surviving Freedom by Jack Mapanje( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mapanje, Jack 1944-...
Languages
English (101)
German (3)
French (1)
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