The Heinemann Book of African Women’s Poetry

SKU: RYLB10134

The first collection of its kind. This volume is re-visionary, a step toward self-definition. Its main strength is the wide range of voices–42 poets from 18 countries.

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Over the centuries, African women have composed songs of praise for mythic heroes, memorized epic poems that tell the history of their people, and expressed their concerns, both personal and political, in poetry. This anthology offers an varied selection of poetry by women all over Africa.