Poems from East Africa

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East African Publishers, 1996 - Poetry - 206 pages
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The spirit of the poetic flowering of the 1960s is encapsulated in this comprehensive anthology. The collection gives voice to some fifty poets from Kenya, Uganda and Zambia, writing in English. The diversity of the interests and styles of the individual poets is illustrated: a blend of the gentle lyricism that is a feature of East African writing. All the major poets are included, and many not so well known. Amongst the best known are Jared Angira, Jonathan Kariara, Joseph Kariuki, Taban Lo Liyong, Okot p'Bitek, and David Rubadiri - one of the editors.
 

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so african.................................my roots

Contents

peter anyangnyongo Daughter of the
12
rai ph bitamazire The Dog in Kivulu
22
jim chaplin The Next Morning
32
laban erapu An Elegy
38
avid gill The Expatriate
44
SAbITI KAbUSHENGA SaintleSS Still
54
william kamera Poem in Four Parts
60
Joseph kariuki Blind
70
ROSE mbowa Ruin
100
magemeso namungalu The Town Beauty
107
VICTOR NGWABE Makoka
112
benedict onyango ogutu Voices of Transition
120
opinya h w okothogendo The Gambler
132
proscovia rwakyaka The Beard
147
john ssemuwanga The Blind
161
parvin syai The Pot
167

yusuf o kassam Maji Maji
78
taban lo liyong the age of innocence
84
Stephen lubega Evening
92
timothy wangusa Kilembe Mines
182
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