Books in category Poetry – African

  • Night in a White Wood

    Night in a White Wood
    Jacqueline Hoefer

    It is certainly why I write poetry." *** JACQUELINE HOEFER's publications include "Imagining the Garden," a book of poems; "Weather Songs," three poems set to music by Lanham Deal; and critical essays on contemporary writers, among them, …

  • Oleander

    Oleander
    Fiona Zerbst

    Oleander charts experiences through which the self may be transformed. Ever since her first collection. Parting Shots (1991). I have been a devoted fan of Fiona Zerbst's work. With Oleander, her fourth collection.

  • Bobweaving Detroit

    Bobweaving Detroit
    Murray E. Jackson, Ted Pearson, Kathryne V. Lindberg

    From a poet whose vision and vistas embrace Detroit's glass-strewn streets and soaring high-rises, this collection is universal yet site-specific in its evocation of jazz and its improvisations on the classics.

  • Beware the Drives

    Beware the Drives
    Sammy Oke Akombi

    This collection of verse, which has mostly short poems, some of which are two-liners, is an outcome of several years of keen observation of the very nature of man.

  • My Brother My Sister

    My Brother, My Sister
    Loretta Burns, Bill F. Ndi

    The fiery passion and epigrammatic terseness with which Loretta Burns re-enacts her experiences and observations as an African American woman in contemporary America reveal her as a poet of life who transcends the labels African American, …

  • Conversations with a Soul Brother

    Conversations with a Soul Brother
    Jeffrey Perry

    It has been faith, love of God or just life itself that keeps us keeping on! Conversations with a Soul Brother is a calling to embrace our past, present and future with a love of our spirit. It is Jeffrey's soul that is heard in his words.

  • Strange Passion

    Strange Passion
    John Ngong Kum Ngong

    In Strange Passions John Ngong Kum Ngong's vocation and prime obsession remain constant – the soul of the nation. Passion, the central symbol in this collection is the patriotic sentiment in its various manifestations.

  • Selected Poems of Corsino Fortes

    Selected Poems of Corsino Fortes
    Corsino Fortes

    This collection introduces English readers to Fortes, and the poet's beautiful and unique use of language. From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Obaasima

    Obaasima
    Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe Jr.

    Obaasima: Ideal Woman exults in the beauty of romance and womanhood. The poet pays homage to a lady who once captured, for him, the essence of reciprocal love. It is an unforgettable feast of the psyche.

  • A Day in Mexico City

    A Day in Mexico City
    Iyorwuese Hagher

    In this collection, Nigeria's former envoy to Mexico reflects on life in Mexico but also makes strong statements about life in the developing world.

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