My Brother, My Sister

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African Books Collective, 2012 - Poetry - 96 pages
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The fiery passion and epigrammatic terseness with which Loretta Burns re-enacts her experiences and observations as an African American woman in contemporary America reveal her as a poet of life who transcends the labels African American, feminist, and/or womanist. Her poetry captures moments and scenes of living that echo her impressions and intuitions of a world trapped between appearance and reality, illusion and disillusion, expectation and realization, the material and the spiritual. Through her deceptive simplicity of diction, she explores the nooks and crannies of her psyche as well as her society's. It is a poetry written from the depths of the heart that calls attention to the mystery and sacredness of the everyday. It therefore comes as no surprise that Loretta Burns and Bill F. Ndi, the Cameroonian-born poet with a fierce drive for global peace and the oneness of humanity, should collaborate on a collection of poems. With vibrancy and a sense of urgency, their lines evoke humanity's perpetual struggle for freedom and its search for meaning.
 

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Contents

Part II
41
War Dogs
43
Poets Last Words
44
Outside The Purse
45
Judge Himself
46
Skin and Heart
47
Shame Game
48
War Pleasure Childs Revulsion
50
Naming the Culprit
64
This Duet
65
Gimmicks King Commander
66
Inch by Inch
67
One of 5 That Beat 187
69
Litany of Lamentations
71
Really Odd
73
Feeding the Baobab Tree
74

Money Slave
51
Sinuous Curves
52
Dues for Dews
53
The Longing
54
His Victory
55
Tulip Tree Leaves
56
Peace Warring War
57
Seeds of Peace
59
Peace Warriors
61
The Entrails of Thoughts
62
Our Leaders Our drums
63
Flower Pot Music
76
We Shant Perch
77
Peaceful Lake of Peace
79
On The Stage
80
True Mother
81
Our Big Heads
82
Peace Warriors
83
Love Sake
84
Back cover
87
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