The Penguin book of modern African poetry

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Penguin Books, 1984 - Fiction - 315 pages
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An anthology of black African poetry, representing sixty-seven poets and twenty-three countries.

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

It's a great collection, but it would be nice if the years for each of the poems were included on the page with the poems. The biography of Ben Okri is also missing from the authors' biographies at the end. Read full review


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Beier has been the director of research institutes in Nigeria and New Guinea.

Ulli Beier has been the director of art and research centers in Nigeria and Papua New Guinea and at the University of Bayreuth in Bavaria.
Gerald Moore is one of the foremost scholars of contemporary African anglophone poetry. He has taught at universities in various parts of Africa and in Hong Kong.

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