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Bending the bow : an anthology of African love poetry

Author: Frank Mkalawile Chipasula
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
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From the ancient Egyptian inventors of the love lyric to contemporary poets, Bending the Bow: An Anthology of African Love Poetry gathers together both written and sung love poetry from Africa. This anthology is a work of literary archaeology that lays bare a genre of African poetry that has been overshadowed by political poetry. Frank Chipasula has assembled a historically and geographically comprehensive wealth of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bending the bow.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008052583
(OCoLC)283802751
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Mkalawile Chipasula
ISBN: 9781441623447 1441623442 0809386380 9780809386383
OCLC Number: 457224705
Notes: Some poems originally written in English, some translated from various African languages.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 285 p.)
Contents: Cover; Book Title; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The African Names of Love; Anonymously Written Ancient Egyptian Love Poems; Traditional Love Songs; Modern and Contemporary Love Poems; Credits; Contributors; Back Cover.
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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