Fire in the Soul: 100 poems for human rights

Fire in the Soul: 100 poems for human rights


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Fire in the Soul: 100 poems for human rights by Dinyar Godrej

Supporting Amnesty International, this is a rousing collection of poems by an international array of poets, mixing well-known names with relative newcomers. They are as much about assertiveness and hope as they are about injustice and the outrages that scar human history.

One hundred poems deal with colossal historic events (for example, Siamanto's "The Dance," about the Armenian genocide), as well as more domestic concerns (Rita Ann Higgins' exploration of deprivation in Ireland, for instance).

Includes the work of Adrienne Rich, Kimiko Hahn, Lorna Goodison, Abdulah Sidran, Harryette Mullen, Leila Djabali, Valerie Bloom, Tenzin Tsundue, Robert Hershon, Forough Farrokhzad, and Margaret Atwood.

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ISBN-13: 9781906523169
Publisher: New Internationalist
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dinyar Godrej has been one of the co-editors of the New Internationalist magazine since 2001. His association with the magazine (including numerous stints as guest editor) goes back to the late 1980s and he has reported on many human rights issues. He also writes the annual One World Almanac.

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