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Bending the bow : an anthology of African love poetry

Author: Frank Mkalawile Chipasula
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the ancient Egyptian inventors of the love lyric to contemporary poets, Bending the bow gathers together both written and sung love poetry from Africa. This work of literary archaelogy lays bare a genre of African poetry that has been overshadowed by political poetry."--The publisher.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Anthologie
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Mkalawile Chipasula
ISBN: 9780809328420 0809328429
OCLC Number: 283802751
Notes: Some poems originally written in English, some translated from various African languages.
Description: xv, 285 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the African names of love --
Anonymously written ancient Egyptian love poems --
Traditional love songs --
Modern and contemporary love poems.
Responsibility: edited by Frank M. Chipasula.

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Gathers together both written and sung love poetry from Africa. This book traces the development of African love poetry from antiquity to modernity while establishing a cross-millennial dialog. It  Read more...

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