Broken Metaphor

Broken Metaphor

by Oumar Farouk Sesay


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"Broken Metaphor" reminds of women who cry beautifully during funerals, communing with the lyrics of their souls the tragic dispositions of the human condition. The poems encapsulate the sad and the beautiful in the philharmonic of our lives. Farouk's metaphors are like murals of beautiful birds with broken wings. The collection reads like some beautiful epitaph, or a poetic autopsy report on the causes of death of the beautiful -- be it of people, or values, or landscapes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789988869816
Publisher: Sierra Leonean Writers Series
Publication date: 06/21/2017
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Oumar Farouk Sesay was resident playwright of Bai Bureh Theatre in the '80s. He also wrote for several local and international newspapers. He has been published in many anthologies of Sierra Leonean poets, including "Lice in the Lion's Mane", "Songs That Pour the Heart" and "Kalashnikov in the Sun". Farouk has also written short stories - "The Price", published by SLWS and "Closure", by Sierra Arts publishers His first volume of poems, Salute to the Remains of a Peasant was published in 2007 in America. His second collection of poems, "The Edge of a Cry" and his first novel, "Landscape of Memories", were published in 2015 by SLWS. He was Cadbury Visiting Fellow in 2009 at the Centre for West African Studies in the University of Birmingham, UK. Farouk has participated in several poetry festivals and workshops in Sierra Leone, UK, Colombia, United States, Hong Kong and China. His poems have been translated into German and Spanish. He is a graduate from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

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