In the Kingdom of Songs: A Trilogy of Poems, 1995-2000

In the Kingdom of Songs: A Trilogy of Poems, 1995-2000

by Tanure Ojaide
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865439400

ISBN-13: 9780865439405

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Africa World Press

In the Harvest of Songs, a harvest of many years (1995-2000), Tanure Ojaide brings together related, but different poetic expeditions: "In the Kingdom of Songs," "Home Truths," and "When It No Longer Matters Where You Live." In this trilogy, the poet presents art that defies frontiers. His poems engage as much of the Niger Delta world of Nigeria as of

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In the Harvest of Songs, a harvest of many years (1995-2000), Tanure Ojaide brings together related, but different poetic expeditions: "In the Kingdom of Songs," "Home Truths," and "When It No Longer Matters Where You Live." In this trilogy, the poet presents art that defies frontiers. His poems engage as much of the Niger Delta world of Nigeria as of Spain's Andalucia and elsewhere. Here is the real and surreal foraging of the imagination as the poet brings it to play in the emotional and the artistic. With lavish skill and wealth of words, Tanure Ojaide paints the "kingdom of songs" where "agony lives by ecstasy, tears by laughter, hate by love, and death by life."

The "Kingdom of Songs," which increasingly becomes aesthetic, human, and personal, "cares for fauna and flora and the entire earth" as it rails against exploitation, oppression, and the lack of freedom. It is an experienced artist's canvas of the intricacies of life and the human condition. This collection is a matrix of images that flow inexorably in an exhilarating manner into a form of poetic exultation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865439405
Publisher:
Africa World Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.47(d)

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