Rainbows in the Dust

Front Cover
Baobab Books, Jan 1, 1998 - Poetry - 61 pages
0 Reviews
In this latest collection of verse, we hear the same voice: passionate, gentle, strong in spirit, and haunted still by shadows and visions, and sometimes by quiet despair. His poems to Ken Saro-Wiwa are compassionate, flowing from what he describes as his bank of memories where treasured tales are kept.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

picture
1
to a racist mother
2
touch of life and death
3
restraint
4
monument
5
blurred spots
6
creed
7
silence
8
heaven
21
slow
22
bad news
23
yesterday
24
announce
25
tech
26
dispute
27
fool
28

will not speak
9
hymn
16
a kind of farewell
17
souls
18
words
19
casting lots
20
tributes
29
photographs
30
book
31
a birth
32
politician i
45
Copyright

About the author (1998)

Chenjerai Hove was born on February 9, 1956 in Mazvihwas near Zvishavane, Rhodesia. He attended school at Kutama College and Marist Brothers Dete, in the Hwange district of Zimbabwe. After studying in Gweru, he became a teacher and then earned degrees at the University of South Africa and the University of Zimbabwe. He also worked as a journalist, and contributed to the anthology, And Now the Poets Speak. He became a well known poet, and novelist writing in both English and Shona. His titles include: Up in Arms, Red Hills of Home, Bones, Blind Moon and The Keys of Ramb. She also won several awards including Guest Writer, Yorkshire and Humberside Arts, Second Prize, Zimbabwe Literary Award, for Ancestors, and International Writers Project Fellow at Brown University. Chenjerai Hove died on July 12, 2015 of liver failure in Norway.

Bibliographic information