The last of the sweet bananas: new & selected poems

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Bloodaxe Books, 2004 - Poetry - 224 pages
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Because he was a radical poet-his first book of poems was banned-JACK MAPANJE was imprisoned without trial or charge by the dictator Hastings Banda of Malawi for nearly four years. The themes of his poetry range from the search for a sense of dignity and integrity under a repressive regime, incarceration, release from prison, exile and return to Africa, and reconciliation with torturers, to the writer in Africa and the continuing African liberation struggle in a hostile world. His poems are lifted up by a generosity of spirit and irrepressible humor that helped sustain him through his prison ordeal.

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I haven’t read a lot of poetry, especially modern poetry. However, some of the stuff I have read ranks alongside my favourite novels in terms of the depth of response they produce in me. ‘The Last of ... Read full review

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After Wiriyamu Village Massacre By Portuguese
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Epitaph For A Mad Friend
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As The West End Allegro Subsides Today
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