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Imagine Africa

Written by Mia Couto, Scholastique Mukasonga, Paulina Chiziane, Cedric Nunn and David Brookshaw


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2015
Price: $18.00

Imagine Africa and its theme of "Revolution" is introduced by Georges Lory who opens the collection with his essay, "Poets to your quills, Africa is taking off". Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction, and visual art, Imagine Africa gives us a glimpse of a kaleidoscopic contemporary Africa.


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Selected Poems of Corsino Fortes

(Available April 21, 2015)
Selected Poems of Corsino Fortes
Written by Corsino Fortes, Translated by Daniel Hahn and Sean O' Brien
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780914671114
Our Price: $16.00
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Selected Poems of Corsino Fortes

Written by Corsino Fortes
Translated by Daniel Hahn and Sean O' Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 150 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2015
Price: $16.00

Concerned with giving voice to Cape Verdean life, Fortes writes in Cape Verdean Creole - and not just standard Portuguese - a powerful statement reinforcing the islands' distinctive African nature. However, his poems are often written from the perspective of an exile - and themes of exile and redemptive return recur... Read more >
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Selected Poems of Corsino Fortes

Written by Corsino Fortes
Translated by Daniel Hahn and Sean O' Brien


Format: eBook, 150 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2015
Price: $16.00

Concerned with giving voice to Cape Verdean life, Fortes writes in Cape Verdean Creole - and not just standard Portuguese - a powerful statement reinforcing the islands' distinctive African nature. However, his poems are often written from the perspective of an exile - and themes of exile and redemptive return recur... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Imagine Africa
Imagine Africa
Written by Mia Couto, Scholastique Mukasonga, Paulina Chiziane, Cedric Nunn and David Brookshaw
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780914671183
Our Price: $18.00
 Quantity: 1 
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Imagine Africa

Written by Mia Couto, Scholastique Mukasonga, Paulina Chiziane, Cedric Nunn and David Brookshaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Price: $18.00

Imagine Africa and its theme of "Revolution" is introduced by Georges Lory who opens the collection with his essay, "Poets to your quills, Africa is taking off". Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction, and visual art, Imagine Africa gives us a glimpse of a kaleidoscopic contemporary Africa. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Return to my Native Land
Return to my Native Land
Written by Aime Cesaire, Illustrated by Peter de Francia, Translated by John Berger and Anya Bostock
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781935744948
Our Price: $16.00
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Return to my Native Land

Written by Aime Cesaire
Illustrated by Peter de Francia
Translated by John Berger and Anya Bostock


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.00

A work of immense cultural significance and beauty, this long poem became an anthem for the African diaspora and the birth of the Negritude movement. With unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, a bouquet of language-play, and deeply resonant rhythms, Césaire considered this work a "break into the forbidden," at once... Read more >
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Return to my Native Land

Written by Aime Cesaire
Illustrated by Peter de Francia
Translated by John Berger and Anya Bostock


Format: eBook, 88 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.00

A work of immense cultural significance and beauty, this long poem became an anthem for the African diaspora and the birth of the Negritude movement. With unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, a bouquet of language-play, and deeply resonant rhythms, Césaire considered this work a "break into the forbidden," at once... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Skinned
Skinned
Written by Antjie Krog
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781609804633
Our Price: $23.95
 Quantity: 1 
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Skinned
Selected Poems
Written by Antjie Krog


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $23.95

One of South Africa’s greatest living poets selects from her most recent poems and also from the poems and the themes that best represent her from across her long career.

Part One of Skinned contains poems about writing, family and love poems. The poems in second part were chosen from a volume featuring... Read more >
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Skinned
Selected Poems
Written by Antjie Krog


Format: eBook0
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $23.95

One of South Africa’s greatest living poets selects from her most recent poems and also from the poems and the themes that best represent her from across her long career.

Part One of Skinned contains poems about writing, family and love poems. The poems in second part were chosen from a volume featuring a... Read more >
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Voice Over
a nomadic conversation with Mahmoud Darwish
Written by Breyten Breytenbach


Format: eBook0
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $9.00

Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian poet (1941 - 9 August 2008), was a friend. I was on Gorée Island when I learned of his death during the course of an open-heart intervention in Houston, America. We had been together a few weeks earlier in Arles, the south of France. Even at noon... Read more >
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Voice Over
Voice Over
Written by Breyten Breytenbach
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780981955759
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Voice Over
a nomadic conversation with Mahmoud Darwish
Written by Breyten Breytenbach


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2010
Price: $9.00

Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian poet (1941 - 9 August 2008), was a friend. I was on Gorée Island when I learned of his death during the course of an open-heart intervention in Houston, America. We had been together a few weeks earlier in Arles, the south of France. Even at noon... Read more >
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Collected Poems
Collected Poems
Written by Chinua Achebe
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307517913
Our Price: $11.99
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Collected Poems

Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
Price: $11.99

A collection of poetry spanning the full range of the African-born author's acclaimed career has been updated to include seven never-before-published works, as well as much of his early poetry that explores such themes as the African consciousness, the tragedy of Biafra, and the mysteries of human relationships. Read more >
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Seasonal Fires
Seasonal Fires
Written by Ingrid De Kok
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583227183
Our Price: $18.95
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Seasonal Fires
New and Selected Poems
Written by Ingrid De Kok


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: April 4, 2006
Price: $18.95

Ingrid de Kok's first book to be published in the United States is also the first volume to demonstrate the variety and continuity of de Kok’s work over the last 25 years. In South Africa and internationally, readers have recognized and responded to de Kok’s deeply developed sense of compassion. South... Read more >
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