Progeny of Air

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Peepal Tree, Jan 1, 1994 - Poetry - 115 pages
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Winner of the prize for the best first collection in the Forward Poetry Prize of 1994, Progeny of Air explores a childhood and youth spent in 1970's Jamaica. The collection links inner personal experience and social and historical perspectives to mutually enriching effect.

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Contents

On Being Unckas Brother
9
Barnabas Collins
23
Head
36
Foggy
49
The Old Zoology Labs Jamaica College
62
The English Room
72
Prime Minister Reunites with his Mother
86
Progeny of Air
99
Mrs Langston and the live Oak Tree
113
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About the author (1994)

\Kwame Dawes is a professor in the department of English at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He is the author of Natural Mysticism: Towards a Reggae Aesthetic and Talk Yuh Talk.

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