Books in category Poetry – African

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oleander

    Fiona Zerbst

    Oleander charts experiences through which the self may be transformed. Ever since her first collection. Parting Shots (1991). I have been a devoted fan of Fiona Zerbst's work. With Oleander, her fourth collection.

  • Bobweaving Detroit

    Bobweaving Detroit
    Murray E. Jackson, Ted Pearson, Kathryne V. Lindberg

    From a poet whose vision and vistas embrace Detroit's glass-strewn streets and soaring high-rises, this collection is universal yet site-specific in its evocation of jazz and its improvisations on the classics.

  • Serurubele

    Shoro, Katleho Kano

    Johannesburg performance-poet Katleho Kano Shoro puts her stage presence into print with this metapoetic debut collection that captures the cadences of her fearless voice, her unassuming sense of humour, and her enthusiasm for an …

  • Beware the Drives

    Beware the Drives
    Sammy Oke Akombi

    This collection of verse, which has mostly short poems, some of which are two-liners, is an outcome of several years of keen observation of the very nature of man.

  • The Everyday Wife

    The Everyday Wife
    Phillippa Yaa De Villiers

    In this, her second volume of poetry, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers unravels the security blanket of routines, exposing the soul of the quotidian. What treats are served up in this new book of poems by Phillippa Yaa de Villiers!

  • Fuchsia

    Mahtem Shiferraw

    Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, Ethiopian American Mahtem Shiferraw’s Fuchsia examines conceptions of the displaced, disassembled, and nomadic self.

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