Echoes Of Sunbird: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry by Don BurnessEchoes Of Sunbird: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry by Don Burness

Echoes Of Sunbird: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry

byDon Burness

Paperback | June 1, 1993

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This volume presents a broad overview of the work of seven of Africa’s leading poets. Five of them have received international recognition: Niyi Osundare and Chinua Achebe, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize; Osundare and Antonio Jacinto, the Noma Prize; and Jose Craveirinha, the Camoes Prize. The poems concern political, personal, and social themes and are written with aesthetic simplicity and lyricism. The contributors believe that poets, rather than being exiles from their communities, are prophets, seers, and singers and have a place in everyday life.

Most of the poems have been published previously. Several, however, are new, and their appearance in this volume along with an introductory essay written by each poet, makes this anthology important, original, and fresh.
Don Burness teaches English at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.
Title:Echoes Of Sunbird: An Anthology of Contemporary African PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1.1 inPublished:June 1, 1993Publisher:Ohio University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:089680173X

ISBN - 13:9780896801738

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