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The Parley Tree

ed. Patrick Williamson

The Parley Tree

Poetry is one of the major forms of literary expression in both Africa and the Arab World and this anthology endeavours to provide the reader with a glimpse of the most representative voices of the poetic movements, and generations, in the French-speaking countries of these two regions, at the same time as doing away with the divisions and distinctions between the countries of Africa. The poets anthologized here - from North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa and the Arab World - have long wished to escape from artificial pigeon-holing and rather to be associated with common threads. The past half-century has confirmed their work as poetry of great literary quality, full of a unique vitality and presence, and this anthology enables an English-speaking readership to discover and savour these distinctive voices

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State of Emergency

Soleïman Adel Guémar

State of Emergency

'State of Emergency', a representative selection of Guemar's poetry, is rooted in Algerian experience, speaking of urgent concerns everywhere - oppression, resistance, state violence, traumas and private dreams.

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Painting the Bamboo Tree

Gail Dendy

Painting the Bamboo Tree

In her mesmerising first collection, Gail Dendy unleashes a panoply of sound, smells, colours, rhythms from her native South Africa in a sequence of poems which, though dealing with the familiar, the intimate and the every-day, have a haunting strangeness.

...her poems have a delicate beauty. Her strength is her finesse and throughout her book the haunting understatement is a delight.

Paul McDonald, PQR Winter 1999
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