Rain of Words A Bilingual Anthology of Women's Poetry in Francophone Africa
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Publisher: University Press of Virginia
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Although the past two decades have seen a wide recognition of the notable fiction written in French by African women, little attention has been given to their equally significant poetry. A Rain of Words is the first comprehensive attempt to survey the poetic production of these women, collecting work by forty-seven poets from a dozen francophone African countries. Some are established writers; others are only beginning to publish their work. Almost none of the poems here have been published outside of Africa or Europe or been previously translated into English. The poems are accompanied by brief biographies of the poets. Supplementing these are a critical introductory essay by Irène Assiba More...
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