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Dance The Guns To Silence: 100 Poems For Ken Saro Wiwa
The anthology, Dance the Guns to Silence celebrates the life, struggles and achievements of Nigerian writer and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa with 100 poems from internationally known and award winning poets and laureates across the globe. The title, Dance the Guns to Silence is taken from one of Saro-Wiwa�s own poems, �Dance�, with a foreword written by Ken Wiwa, Ken Saro-Wiwa�...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 23rd 2005 by Flipped Eye Publishing
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As the title reflects, this book is a compilation dedicated to Ken Saro-Wiwa. And as true for most compilations, some of the pieces spoke to me more than others. One aspect of this book that I really liked was the inclusion of poets from various cultures/countries. Although this made the book somewhat disjointed in the sense that it seemed to lack a certain flow or rhythm, the various styles and perspectives also emphasized how well-known and respected Ken Saro-Wiwa was, and the loss felt after...more