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Poems from East Africa

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The spirit of the poetic flowering of the 1960s is encapsulated in this comprehensive anthology. The collection gives voice to some fifty poets from Kenya, Uganda and Zambia, writing in English. The diversity of the interests and styles of the individual poets is illustrated: a blend of the gentle lyricism that is a feature of East African writing. All the major poets are ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by East African Educational Publishers
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Murimi Kinyua
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's very relevant for high school students as well as aspiring and continuing students of Literature. The poets in this anthology have contextualised the Eastern African post-idependence situation economically, socially and politically immensely.It is worth your time☺
Obby Santana
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first anothology of poetry I ever read. I still reread at times.
Pesh
Jun 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
My High School companion. What could have taken so long to add it?
Hannah Waeni
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this anthology in high school as a set book. I still retain a copy and scheme through it every so often.
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David Cook was a British literary critic and editor.
He earned a degree in English literature from the University of London and a MA in 1956. He taught at the University of Southampton and was a lecturer at Makerere University and was an important figure for the literature in East Africa.