Blind Moon

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Weaver Press, 2003 - Fiction - 60 pages
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A new collection of evocative and defiant poetry from one of Zimbabwe's leading literary and political writers. The poems reflect on the plight of the individual citizen and the state of Zimbabwe, the poet's birthplace and spiritual home. They convey empathy for those who suffer anonymous deaths at the expense of tyrannical power, and yearning for a more peaceful world and spirit of common destiny; their intention being in his words' to persuade the heart and the soul and human body to be together and to gently cry out to the world'.

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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.

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