ISBN 9789956763481
ePub ISBN 9789956764679
Pages 386
Dimensions 216 x 140mm
Published 2016
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Formats Paperback, eBook

Best "New" African Poets 2015 Anthology

edited by Tendai Rinos Mwanaka, Daniel da Purificação

Consisting of 214 poems and 79 poets, from over 23 African countries and the Diasporas, Best New African Poets 2015 Anthology: Poetry Progeria contains poems that deal with a panoply of issues, feelings, thoughts, ideas, beliefs..., on identity, Africanness (Blackness, Whiteness, Arabic, Asian...), culture, heritage, place, politics, (mis)governance, corruption, exile, loss, memory, spirituality, sex, gender, love, the individual and many others. It travels from Cape to Cairo, Monrovia to Nairobi, rooms in the beautiful Moroccan Sahara desert, pastoral idyllic Savannas, the rainy equatorial rainforests and then flies into the Diasporas as each poet speaks his/her own story of the Africa that she/he knows, dreams and envisions with protective pride and resolute dedication.

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About the Editors

Tendai Rinos Mwanaka

Tendai. R. Mwanaka is a multi-disciplinary artist from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. His oeuvre of works touches on non-fictions, essays, poetry, plays, fictions, music, sound art, photography, drawings, paintings, video, collage, mixed media, inter-genres, inter-disciplines etc. Voices from Exile, a poetry collection came out from Lapwing Publications, Northern Ireland, 2010, Keys in the River, a novel of interlinked short fictions came out from Savant Books and Publications, 2012, Zimbabwe: The Blame Game, a book of creative non fictions on Zimbabwe came out from Langaa RPCIG, 2013. A Dark Energy (full length novel) forthcoming from Aignos Publishing Inc. Work has been published in over 300 journals, anthologies and magazines in over 27 countries. Nominated, shortlisted and won some prizes and work has been translated into French and Spanish.

Daniel da Purificação

Daniel da Purificação is a citizen of the world. He loves to talk, love, read, think and write without relent. He is a professor and freelance journalist. His interests are broad range, including society, philosophy, politics, education and democracy. He has authored two poetry collections (THE ANGOPOEMS et INTERMITENCIAS) which he hopes to publish posthumously.

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