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Poems from East Africa (Spear Books Imprint) Paperback – January 1, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-9966460196 ISBN-10: 9966460195

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Product Details

  • Series: Spear Books Imprint
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: East African Educational Publishers (January 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9966460195
  • ISBN-13: 978-9966460196
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,455,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By avid reader on October 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
I highly recommend reading this volume of poetry before you go to Kenya, Uganda, or Zambia, (or Zanzibar, Tanzania, Burundi, or Rwanda) along with other reading and research. While there, carry it and read it often, and slowly and out loud; memorize a favorite. Take it home with you, re-read it... This book has a variety of great Africana poets, a range of styles, captures history, and change and hopes for the future. There are visual poems, poems with a sense of place, poems that can change how a bird, a beggar, a taxi driver, a city scene, a coastal trip, are seen, and remembered.
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