The Tale of the Harmattan

The Tale of the Harmattan

by Tanure Ojaide
     
 

ISBN-10: 0795702558

ISBN-13: 9780795702556

Pub. Date: 03/15/2010

Publisher: NB Publishers

Employing the persona of the homeboy minstrel who returns from distant travels to explore what modern civilization, politics, and technological development arising from oil exploration have done to his Niger Delta environment and people, this collection of poems center on the theme of change. From the plight of the present and fear of the future, the poems are

Overview

Employing the persona of the homeboy minstrel who returns from distant travels to explore what modern civilization, politics, and technological development arising from oil exploration have done to his Niger Delta environment and people, this collection of poems center on the theme of change. From the plight of the present and fear of the future, the poems are underscored by nostalgia and longing for childhood. The poems bristle with images of nature: the land and rivers and water, as well as the fauna and flora with various symbolic connotations. By drawing attention to the present calamity that intertwines society, politics, and economic exploitation, the poet challenges readers to look for alternative ways to relate to the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780795702556
Publisher:
NB Publishers
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)

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