African Sketches 2nd Edition by Njabulo Moyo

African Sketches 2nd Edition

byNjabulo Moyo

Kobo ebook | January 25, 2013

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The extracts from the second edition contain fresh produce from the heart of this fast growing poetic calabash whose style of writing is uniquely contemporary, cross- cultural with a touch of motivation that not only speaks to your heart but engages and captivates one to continue reading. It is a thought provoking account of the authors’ experiences, which makes it more interesting and poetry to look forward to. –Nqobani Tshabangu
“Sketches” is an apt description of these laconic poems, which range in content from domestic issues such as family relationships, through a meta-textual awareness of words (the tools of the poet) to the sensitive, and sometimes dangerous, issue of Zimbabwean politics.
These sketches are deeply African, not only in content but in form, since the chief influences of the poet’s style are praise poetry (connecting us to our oral tradition), and rap: a style created by Africans in the Diaspora, in particular the West Indies and the USA.
Njabulo Moyo is one of a group of talented young poets from Bulawayo who dare to be noticed. We, the older generation of writers, are very proud of them. John Eppel

African Sketches is a book with a lot of marks and traces. It meanders with different themes which exude the theme of hope and motivation. The poems are written in a unique manner which is simply but imbued with intellectual sophistication that seeks to speak to you and all.
"Because poetry is a language" Bhekumusa Moyo -The Protest Poet

“The poems are sketches of the modern African psyche” Chris Mlalazi

Njabulo Moyo’s debut Poetry collection African Sketches is a social commentary as well as a political commentary. The language is highly accessible which a good thing is as the modern poet tries to shrug off the centuries old stereotype of poetry: That it is difficult and therefore not for the ordinary man on the street. African Sketches is a good first effort from Njabulo and we look forward to more of his work. Mgcini Nyoni -Creative Director, Poetry Bulawayo

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Title:African Sketches 2nd EditionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 25, 2013Publisher:Njabulo MoyoLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1301156205

ISBN - 13:9781301156207

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