A Selection of African Poetry
Kojo E. Senanu, Theo Vincent
Longman, 1988 - African poetry - 320 pages
A revised and enlarged edition, this anthology incorporates a wide variety of poetry from the different regions of Africa. More examples of traditional poetry are now included, while cultural developments are reflected in the contemporary material.
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Preface to the second edition
The Fulani creation story
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