Song for the Sun in Us

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East African Publishers, 2000 - Poetry - 141 pages
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Okello Oculi is one of East Africa's foremost and pioneering writers. Born in Uganda, his poetry belongs to the same school as that of Okot p'Bitek and Joseph Brunga. It is a school that seeks to re-assert African cultural heritage with a critique of foreign influences. His voice is both evocative of a receding Africa and a declamatory dialogue with the new Africa. There are three main themes running through this new collection: the ecology of humans, animals and the natural world; Africa's ideological ancestory; and the interaction of political theory and literary enterprise.
 

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Contents

Your Shadow
11
Song for My Lover
24
Little Boys Jokes
38
Chemistry Lecture
51
Papal Words
64
A Congregation
77
Teaching with Coups
90
African Woman
103
Games and Rebukes
115
Wicked Intellectuals
128
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About the author (2000)

Oculi is a professor of Social and Economic Research at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

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