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Talking Drums: A Selection of Poems from Africe south of the Sahara

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In this intriguing and unusual anthology, poet and artist Véronique Tadjo introduces young people to a wonderful range of African poems, some traditional, some modern. Such powerful poetry cannot fail to broaden the perception and understanding of the southern part of this vast continent.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published January 5th 2004 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published 2000)
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Apr 10, 2009 Cheryl rated it it was ok
Poetry from several African nations. I am just not a huge fan of poetry. This book has some cultural value. The poetry is written more for children/youth reading.
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Véronique Tadjo (born 1955) is a writer, poet, novelist, and artist from Côte d'Ivoire. Having lived and worked in many countries within the African continent and diaspora, she feels herself to be pan-African, in a way that is reflected in the subject matter, imagery and allusions of her work.
Born in Paris, Véronique Tadjo was the daughter of an Ivorian civil servant and a French painter and sculp
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