Books in category Poetry – African

  • In a Language That You Know

    In a Language That You Know
    Len Verwey

    In a Language That You Know strives to understand the complexity of one of the most unequal, violent, yet most vibrant societies in the world.

  • Songs of Myself Quartet

    Songs of Myself: Quartet
    Ojaide, Tanure

    This collection incorporates some of these aspects of the oral poetic genre in its four-part structure. It deals with self-examination and the minstrel’s alter-ego as a way of attempting to know himself.

  • Prunings

    Moffett, Helen

    In this beguiling bouquet of travel poetry, diary fragments, letters, works-in-progress and retrospection, Helen Moffett offers us a rare look into the workings, misfirings and triumphs of a literary mind.

  • Directed by Desire

    Directed by Desire
    June Jordan

    The cloth edition of Directed by Desire was selected as a Library Journal Poetry Book of the Year and received the Lambda Book Award for Lesbian Poetry. June Jordan taught at UC Berkeley for many years and founded Poetry for the People.

  • Modern Rasputin

    Modern Rasputin
    Lyster, Rosa

    Eclectic, eccentric and eloquent, Modern Rasputin establishes Rosa Lyster as one of South Africa's most exciting young writers.

  • Transformational Images

    Transformational Images
    Adeleri Onisegun Ph.D.

    Transformational Images is replete with messages of hope and the possibilities for life's marvelous changes.

  • Sanctificum

    Christopher Abani

    This is Abani's fifth collection of poetry.

  • To Breathe into Another Voice

    To Breathe into Another Voice
    MoAfrika ‘aMokgathi, Ayanda Billie, Gary Cummiskey, Raphael d’Abdon, Sedica Davids, Phillippa de Villiers, Diana Ferrus, John Forbis, Vangi Gantsho, Barry Gilder, Sarah Godsell, Aryan Kaganof, Zaheer Karolia, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Allan Kolski Horwitz, LeratoRato Kuzwayo, Percy Mabandu, Xitha Makgeta, Serame Makhele, Lebohang Masango, Lati Matjeni, Mthunzikazi Mbungwana, Frank Meintjies, Steve Mokwena, Natalia Molebatsi, Azval Moola, Nolene Morris, Bernedette Muthien, Mandy Ndaliso, Linda Ndlovo, Malika Ndlovu, Derrick Newson, Siza Nkosi, Harry Owen, Selome Payne, Koleka Putuma, Richard Roodt, Lamelle Shaw, Eugene Skeef, Cornelia Smith Fick, Xabiso Vili, Mphutlane wa Bofelo, Roux Wessels, Makhosazana Xaba

    But it takes a special brew of ingredientsfor this kind of book to come together. You need an inspired guiding spirit,such as editor and jazzwoman-in-words Myesha Jenkins, and you need avat in which the ingredients can mix and bubble.

  • Think of Lampedusa

    Think of Lampedusa
    Josué Guébo

    "A collection of serial poems, Think of Lampedusa addresses the 2013 shipwreck that killed 366 Africans attempting to migrate secretly to Lampedusa, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Burnt Offering

    Burnt Offering
    Joan Metelerkamp

    Burnt Offering is Joan Metelerkamp's seventh colllection of poems.

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