Ejo Poems, Rwanda, 1991-1994

ISBN-10: 0299170241

ISBN-13: 9780299170240

Edition: 2000

Authors: Derick Burleson

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In 1994 the worst episode of genocide since the Holocaust of the Second World War ravaged the Central African country of Rwanda. Derick Burleson lived there and taught at the National University during the two years leading up to the genocide. The poems in this collection explore the cataclysm in a variety of forms and voices through the culture, myths, and customs he absorbed during this time.Ejo, meaning "yesterday and tomorrow" in Kinyarwandan, celebrates in language both lyrical and austere the lives of the friends Burleson made in Rwanda, those who survived to tell their own stories, and those whose voices were silenced.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 10/6/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Derick Burleson is the author of MELT (Marick Press, 2012), NEVER NIGHT (Marick Press, 2007), and Ejo: Poems, Rwanda 1991-94 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000). His poems have appeared in The Georgia Review , The Kenyon Review , The Paris Review , The Southern Review and Poetry , among other journals. He directs the MFA program in Creative Writing Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and lives in Two Rivers.

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