Ethiopia Boy

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Ethiopia Boy

by Chris Beckett

Carcanet Press Ltd. | March 1, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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A debut collection in the form of African praise poems, this book celebrates the people and landscapes of Ethiopia. Seen through the eyes of a young white boy in love with his older, black friend, these poems explore boyhood in all walks of life. As it hurtles through recent Ethiopian history, from the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie and the legacy of empire to the wars and famines of the last 40 years, this compilation also draws inspiration from the nation’s folk tales.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 64 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 in

Published: March 1, 2013

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1906188092

ISBN - 13: 9781906188092

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Ethiopia Boy

by Chris Beckett

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 64 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 in

Published: March 1, 2013

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1906188092

ISBN - 13: 9781906188092

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A debut collection in the form of African praise poems, this book celebrates the people and landscapes of Ethiopia. Seen through the eyes of a young white boy in love with his older, black friend, these poems explore boyhood in all walks of life. As it hurtles through recent Ethiopian history, from the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie and the legacy of empire to the wars and famines of the last 40 years, this compilation also draws inspiration from the nation’s folk tales.

About the Author

Chris Beckett is the winner of the Poetry London competition and was recently recognized in Chroma magazine.

Editorial Reviews

"There is a drive to these poems, a quality of song, a fresh simplicity that neatly sidesteps sentimentality though replete with longing, a feel for the past."  —Fred D''Aguiar, poet, Continental Shelf