Books in category Poetry – African

  • Directed by Desire

    Directed by Desire
    June Jordan

    The cloth edition of Directed by Desire was selected as a Library Journal Poetry Book of the Year and received the Lambda Book Award for Lesbian Poetry. June Jordan taught at UC Berkeley for many years and founded Poetry for the People.

  • Modern Rasputin

    Modern Rasputin
    Lyster, Rosa

    Eclectic, eccentric and eloquent, Modern Rasputin establishes Rosa Lyster as one of South Africa's most exciting young writers.

  • 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

    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.

  • Musings On Ars Poetica

    Musings On Ars Poetica
    Bill F. Ndi

    Bill Ndi, the poet has the rare gift of slipping into the self and psyche of his society to empty the dark depths where the treasures of burden and sadness are hidden.

  • 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.

  • The Everyday Wife

    The Everyday Wife
    Phillippa Yaa De Villiers

    In this, her second volume of poetry, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers unravels the security blanket of routines, exposing the soul of the quotidian. What treats are served up in this new book of poems by Phillippa Yaa de Villiers!

  • Fuchsia

    Mahtem Shiferraw

    Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, Ethiopian American Mahtem Shiferraw’s Fuchsia examines conceptions of the displaced, disassembled, and nomadic self.

  • 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, …

  • Their Champagne Party Will End Poems in Honor of Bate Besong

    Their Champagne Party Will End! Poems in Honor of Bate Besong
    Bate Besong, Joyce Ashuntantang

    The poems in this collection are a tribute to the man and his work, and provide a snapshot of the mood that prevailed after his death.

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