An Anthology of East African Poetry

An Anthology of East African Poetry

By: A. D. Amateshe (editor)Paperback

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The book is divided into three parts. Part One contains the most accessible poems while Part Two offers more challenging poems for pupils in Form Three and above. Part Three is suitable for candidates sitting the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and its equivalent in other East African countries, and for undergraduates. Each poem is followed by questions on style, mood and meaning. In his Introduction A.D. Amateshe provides a clear guide to African poetry today and sets the poems in their historical context. A glossary at the end explains useful critical terms.

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A.D. Amateshe, winner of the Margaret Graham Prize for Poetry in 1975, and former teacher, is a Lecturer in the Department of Literature at Kenyatta University.


Poems from - Okot p'Bitek; Kalungi Kabuye; Philippa Namutebi Barlow; E.H.S.Barlow; Bangirana B-T Kanzira Rwandambwe; Eric S.Ng'maryo; Bahadur Tejam; Noah K.Ndosi; E.Songoyi; Richard S.Mabala; Micere Githae Mugo; Edwin Waiyaki; Lenward Okola; Humphrey Webuye; Lilian Ingonga; Obyero Odhiambo; Everett Standa; Jared Angira; Musaemua Bonas Zimunya; David Rubadiri; Makando Mandio; Freddy Macha; Jwani Mwaikusa; Innocent Karamagi; Francis Imbuga; A.D.Amateshe; Geoffrey K.King'el; Arthur Luvai; Henry Indangasi; Waigwa Waohira; Yusuf O.Kassam; Amin Kassam; Robert Okinyi; Felix Mnthali; Richard Ntira; Laban Erapu; Timothy Wangusa; Austin Bukenya; David Kihazo; Theo Luzuka; Kittobe; John Ruganda; Raymond Ntalindwa; Jonathan Kariara; Leteipa Ole Sunkuli; Kwendo Opanga.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/02/1989
  • ISBN13: 9780582895225
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780582895225
  • weight: 158
  • ISBN10: 0582895227

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