Songs of the Marketplace

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New Horn Press, 1983 - Poetry - 90 pages
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Winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for 1986, Niyi Osundare is one of Nigeria's most prominent younger writers. This first collection of his poetry is the expression of a critical awareness in its exploration of the social situation in contemporary Nigeria. In an introduction, Biodun Jeyifo remarks that his distinctive voice is attributable to the fact that his verses confront both poetry of revolution and a revolution of poetry, in terms of forms and techniques. Thirty-five poems are included.

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Contents

Songs of Home and Around
5
Sule Chase
16
Publish or Perish
24
The Nigerian Railway
30
Reflections
37
The Fall of the Beast
43
Namibia Talks
49
Mindscope
62
The Eclipse
76
Sing of Change
89
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