Waiting Laughters: (a Long Song in Many Voices)
Waiting Laughters is Osundare's second volume of poetry, published to critical acclaim. In 1991, it won The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, the most prestigious book prize for new works published within the African continent. The collection is conceived as a poetic response to the gloom and despair gripping contemporary African society: the poems emphasise the possibility of laughter and its diverse manifestations. The style of the poetry is reflective of oral and Yoruba literary traditions.
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I LOVE THIS BOOK! Let me share a favorite poem: "My eagle is a nestling Waiting, still waiting For its fable of feathers Bi bi bi bi bi bi bi Bi aaaa!" And this is just a little taste of the magic that awaits inside! CAConrad http://CAConrad.blogspot.com Read full review