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Title The promise of hope : new and selected poems, 1964-2013 / Kofi Awoonor ; edited and with an introduction by Kofi Anyidoho ; foreword by Kwame Dawes.
Author Awoonor, Kofi, 1935-2013.
Publication Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
Description xxxiii, 297 pages ; 23 cm.
Call # 821 A
Series African poetry book series
African poetry book series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 297).
Contents From Herding the lost lambs (2013). The light is on ; The new boy on the block ; Across a new dawn ; Songs of abuse ; To feed our people ; To the ancient poets ; Counting the years ; Once more ; On the gallows once ; Truth ; What brought me here? ; What more can I give? ; Those gone ahead ; Up in the garden ; Xiansi, pou tou dalla ; I'll raise a new song ; Remembrance -- From Latin American & Caribbean Notebook (1992). In memoriam ; Of home and sea I already sang ; Of home once more ; Rio de Janeiro: fearful and lovely city ; Distant home country ; Agra: January 21, 1989 ; Cuban chapters ; The hero's blood ; Of faith and fortitude ; The Orient Express ; Betrayers ; Havana, Cuba: the free territory of the Americas ; A caress ; For Tenu and Afetsi: a hymn ; Of niggerhood ; A death foretold ; The prophecy from Iran ; In memoriam: return to Kingston ; Lover's song ; The red bright book of history ; At a time like this ; Back with Sandino ; Prayer ; The ancient twine ; Seatime, another ; Readings and musings ; Light hours in verse ; Time revisited ; A thin echo of time's voice ; "As long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over," Jawaharlal Nehru" ; The girl that died in Havana ; Our pride alone ; Dream ; Again ; New rain ; Birds on an Autumn wire ; Shamla Hills: Bhopal ; Shamla Hills: Sanchi temples ; Childhood ; Parting -- From Until the morning after (1987). Life's tears ; So the world changes ; Life's winds ; Grains and tears ; Had death not had me in years ; Act of faith ; I rejoice ; The picture ; For Ezeki -- From The house by the sea (1978) -- Before the journey. Poems, Fall '73 ; The land endures -- Going somehow ; After the exile and the feasts ; Some talk of lunar virgins ; Poem ; Poetry ; Departure and prospect ; When going into jail ; Africa ; Poem ; Of absence ; Poem ; Poem ; Sequences ; For Henoga Vinoko Akpalu ; An American poem ; Another lover's song ; Self-portrait -- Homecoming ... poems from prison. Homecoming ; The second circle: beginning midnight, 5/1/76 ; On being told of torture ; The first circle ; Dream of home ; Revolution ; To Sika on her 11th birthday ; Revolution: a chat with Ho Chi Minh's ghost ; Found poem ; Another found poem ; The place ; Poem ; Us ; Love ; Personal note ; Sea time, meaning a pledge ; The will to die ; A little word ; The wayfarer comes home -- From Ride me, memory (1973). America ; Harlem on a winter night ; Long Island sketches ; To my uncle Jonathan: a song of abuse ; To Felicity, a girl I met in LA ; Hymns of praise, celebration, and prayer ; Afro-American beats ; Etchings from My mind ; My father's prayer ; My uncle the diviner ; Chieftain ; To Sika ; To those gone ahead -- From Night of my blood (1971). I heard a bird cry ; Night of my blood ; Stop the death-cry ; A dirge ; More messages ; At the gates ; The dance ; Do not handle it ; All men my brothers ; Lament of the silent sisters ; Hymn to my dumb Earth ; They do not sound for me -- From Rediscovery and other poems (1964). My God of songs was ill ; The sea eats the land at home ; The cathedral ; What song shall we sing ; We have found a new land ; The anvil and the hammer ; Rediscovery ; The weaver bird ; The purification ; The gone locusts ; Songs of sorrow -- From This Earth, my brother: an allegorical tale of Africa (1971). The making of the new nation (Chapter 2a) -- From Comes the voyager at last: a tale of return to Africa (1992). Festival of oneness.
Subject Ghanaian poetry (English)
Addl. Author Anyidoho, Kofi.
Dawes, Kwame Senu Neville, 1962-
Addl. Title Poems. Selections
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