Dance the Guns to Silence: 100 Poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa
by Kadija Sesay
Publication Date: Nov 10, 2005
List Price: $341.33
Format: Paperback, 200 pages
Imprint: Flipped Eye Publishing
Publisher: Flipped Eye Publishing
Parent Company: Flipped Eye Publishing
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The anthology, Dance the Guns to Silence celebrates the life, struggles and achievements of Nigerian writer and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa with 100 poems from internationally known and award winning poets and laureates across the globe. The title, Dance the Guns to Silence is taken from one of Saro-Wiwa’s own poems, Dance’, with a foreword written by Ken Wiwa, Ken Saro-Wiwa’s son and editorial advisory from the renowned Malawian poet, now living in exile in Britain, Jack Mapanje. The anthology features contributions from leading world poets as well as emerging poets from all over the world, including, Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite, Jayne Cortez, Fred D’Aguiar, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Benjamin Zephaniah, Niyi Osundare, Helon Habila, Chris Abani, Syl Cheney Coker, Chenjerai Hove, Lemn Sissay, Moniza Alvi, Sarah Maguire, Pascale Petit, Nathalie Handal, Martin Espada and Kwame Dawes. With poems from Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Mexico, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Canada, the collection, edited by Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Kadija Sesay has a number of poems translated from Bangla, Italian, Catalan and Castillian.
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