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The Penguin book of modern African poetry

Author: Gerald Moore; Ulli Beier
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1998.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Offers a selection of African poetry arranged by country.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Moore; Ulli Beier
ISBN: 0141181001 9780141181004 0140424725 9780140424720
OCLC Number: 40116224
Notes: First published in 1963 as Modern poetry from Africa.
Description: xxvi, 448 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Farewll at the moment of parting, African poem, Kinaxixi, The grieved lands /Augustinho Neto --
Monangamba, Poem of alienation, Letter from a contract worker / Antonio Jacinto --
Angola / Amelia Veiga --
Fourth poem of a canto of accusation / Costa Andrade --
We shall return, Luanda / Ngudia Wendel --
Poem of return / Jofre Rocha --
I come from a south / Ruy Duarte de Carvalho --
Regressado, yes I am, Indelible traces / Makuzayi Massaki --
They told me / Mawete Makisosila --
Vespers, Liberty / Emile Ologoudou --
Love that, Memory / Barolong Seboni --
The season of the rains / Simon Mpondo --
Our life, Pain, Exile, A poem of Villeneuve St. Georges, From my Parisian diary / Mbella Sonne Dipoko --
Song of the initiate, War / Patrice Kayo --
A different poem / Onesimo Silveira --
Brush fire, Dance to the amulets, A mat to weave, I was naked for the first kiss of my mother, What do I want with a thousand stars in broad daylight, You must be from my country, The scorner, I myself will be the stage for may salvation!, I tear at my belly, Epitaph, Legacy / Tchicaya U Tam'si --
News of my mother, The voices, Submarine tombs, Pilgrimage to Loango Strand, Noonday in immaturity, Death and rebirth, Secret destiny, End of flight, Letter to Edouard Maunick / Jean-Baptiste Tati-Loutard --
Fantasy under the moon / Emmanuel Dongala --
My days overgrown, Earth and sky, We are men of the new world, Suddenly an old man / Joseph Miezan Bognini --
My head is immense / Charles Nokan --
Portrait, A fistful of news / Antoine-Roger Bolamba --
Incantations of the sea: Moando Coast, Love in the plural / Mukula Kadima-Nzuji --
Homecoming, Song, We have come home, One long jump, Parachute men, Isatou died / Lenrie Peters --
The coming turning, Sahelian earth / Tijan Sallah --
The change, Oblivion / Ellis Ayitey Komey --
A plea for mercy, The search / Kwesi Brew. Songs of sorrow, Song of war, The sea eats the land at home, Lover's song, The weaver bird, Easter dawn, At the gates, Afro-American beats III: an American memory of Africa, The first circle, Had death not had me in tears / Kofi Awoonor --
Seed time, News / Ayi Kwei Armah --
Totems / Ama Ata Aidoo --
999 smiles / Atukwie Okai --
Black girl, white girl, Godhorse, I am the freshly dead husband / Kojo Laing --
Hero and thief, Soul in birthwaters: vi. Ghosts, A dirge for our birth, sound and silence / Kofi Anyidoho --
Home news, Of colours and shadows / Ahmed Tidjani-Cisse --
Death of a chief / Khadambi Asalache --
A leopard lives in a muu tree / Jonathan Kariara --
If, The country of the dead, Manna, A look in the past, Request / Jared Angira --
I want you to know, Wife of the husband / Micere Githae Mugo --
The village / Marina Gashe --
The bride / Maina wa Kinyatti --
What invisible rat, The hide of the black cow, She whose eyes are prisms of sleep, The black glassmaker, Cactus / Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo --
Song of a young girl, Song of a common lover / Flavien Ranaivo --
An African thunderstorm / David Rubadiri --
My father, The stranglehold of English lit, The celebration / Felix Mnthali --
Before Chilembwe tree, On being asked to write a poem for 1979, An elegy for Mangochi fishermen, At the metro: old irrelevant images, The cheerful girls at Smiller's Bar, The famished stubborn ravens of Mikuyu, Your tears still burn at my handcuffs, Smiller's Bar revisited / Jack Mapanje --
Napolo: the message, Developments from the grave / Steve Chimombo --
In a free country, A love poem for my country, Blantyre, The rain storm, The witch doctor's song, Nightfall, Nightmare, A hanging / Frank Chipasula --
I'm my own mother, now / Stella Chipasula --
Snail's lament / Albert Kalimbakatha --
When Negro teeth speak / Ouologuem Yambo --
Justice is done, Familiar oxen, The ox-soldier, Nobility / Oumar Ba --
Further off is the measured force the word of the sea, I love to encounter you in strange cities / Edouard Maunick. The seed is in me, Three dimensions / Jose Craveirinha --
Appeal, If you want to know me / Noemia de Sousa --
To the anxious mother, Woman / Valente Ngwenya Malangatana --
Poem, Poem for a militant / Jorge Rebelo --
Robben Island, Guerilla promise / Mvula ya Nangolo --
The snowflakes sail gently down, Adhiambo, Spirit of the wind, One night at Victoria Beach, Moon on the bucket / Gabriel Okara --
Overture, Eyes watch the stars, Water maid, Sacrifice, Lustra, Bridge, Suddenly becoming talkative, For he was a shrub among the poplars, Banks of reed, An image insists, Lion-hearted cedar forest, Gonads for our thunder, From flesh into phantom, Death lay in ambush, Come thunder, Elegy for Alto / Christopher Okigbo --
Death in the dawn, Massacre, October '66, Civilian and soldier, Prisoner, Season, Night, Abiku, Ujamaa, Bearings III: amber wall, Hanging day: procession, I anoint my flesh / Wole Soyinka --
Ibadan, Olokun, Night rain, For granny (from hospital), Cry of birth, Abiku, A child sleep, The leader, Season of omens / John Pepper Clark --
One wife for one man / Frank Aig-Imoukhuede --
Planting, Salute to Icheke / Okogbule Wonodi --
Melting pot, Man and God distinguished / Michael Echeruo --
In America, Those lucky few, Hooker, The woman who wants to be my wife / Femi Fatoba --
udude, Evacuation / Pol N Ndu --
Iroko, Towards a poetics: 1 and 2 / Onwuchekwa Jemie --
Song at the African middle class / Molara Ogundipe-Leslie --
Ritual murder, Hidesong / Aig Higo --
The sand seer, I sing of change, The word, Like the bee, A nib in the pond, Not standing still / Niyi Osundare --
Let us remember, May ours not be, And what if they broke wind in public?, A view of a view / Funso Aiyejina --
Let them choose paths, A naming day, A gong, Break me out / Odia Ofeimun --
Bitter, Iva valley / Ifi Amadiume --
The incandescence of the wind, An African elegy, On edge of time future, And if you should leave me / Ben Okri --
Where are the men seized in this wind of madness?, Grandma Mariana / Alda do Espiritu Santo. In memoriam, Night of Sine, Luxembourg, Blues, Prayer to masks, Visit, What dark tempestuous night, New York, You held the black face, I will pronounce your name, Be not amazed / Leopold Sedar Senghor --
Ditych, Vanity, Ball, Viaticum / Birago Diop --
Listen comrades, Your presence, The renegade, Africa, The vultures / David Diop --
Kassaks / Annette M'Baye d'Erneville --
Sugar daddy / Thierno Seydou Sall --
Violence, The continent that exists no more, Testament / Amadou Elimane Kane --
On being a poet in Sierra Leone, Poem for a guerilla leader, The hunger of the suffering man, Poem for a lost lover, Letter to a tormented playwright, The road to exile thinking of Vallejo, The philosopher, The tin gods, The brotherhood of man / Syl Cheney-Coker --
Magic, Hagar, or, the insufficiency of metaphor, The defiance of figures in wood / Lemeul Johnson --
At a funeral, Nightsong: city, This sun on this rubble, Poems about prison: I / Dennis Brutus --
The echoes, Elegy, Thought on June 26 / Mazisi Kunene --
On judgment day, Civilization aha, Talk to the peach tree / Sipho Sepamla --
Departure, The poet must die ..., Sobukwe..., I have been here before / Don Mattera --
The air I hear, song for Ilval Mackay and Mongane, The present is a dangerous place to live: I and IV, When the deal goes down, Montage: Bouctou lives / Keorapetse Kgositsile --
Inside my Zulu hut, Ride upon the death chariot, The birth of Shaka / Oswald Mtshali --
Up late, At rest from the grim place / Arthur Nortje --
The growing, Hell, well, heaven, Ofay-watcher looks back, In that day and in that life / Mongane Wally Serote --
Sometimes when it rains / Gina Mhlophe --
Listen, my clansmen, Is today not my father's funeral anniversary? / Okot p'Bitek --
If it is true, The miniskirt / Richard Ntiru --
In the fist of your hatred / Gwendoline Konie --
The hereafter, Nightsong / Hopewell Seyaseya --
I screw my brother's wife, Now that my mind flies / Albert Chimedza. Answer to a complaint, Punkpoem, The bar-stool edible worm, Dido in despair / Dambudzo Marechera --
Tarantula, See through, Her, Jikinya / Musaemura Bonas Zimunya --
After the rain / Kristina Rungano.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Modern African poetry
Modern poetry from Africa.
Responsibility: edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier.

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A comprehensive anthology of African poetry with wide-ranging contents: war songs and political protests jostle with poems about human love, African nature and the surprises that life offers.  Read more...

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