ISBN 9789780232221
Pages 80
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2007
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Dance of the Heart

by Dike Okoro

This collection of twenty-six poems are bonded by passion and knowledge, and imaginations invoked which represent the vastness of the human society: pictures of history, tributes to courageous writers, the beauty of landscape, the indebtedness to folklore and oral traditions, and the spontaneity of silent aspirations. Written from a variety of perspectives, the collection is organized thematically dealing with emotions and passions, in voices that address both public and private concerns. The collection conjures a universal and human vision of poetry, constructing and opening doors of memory.

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About the Author

Dike Okoro

Dr Dike Okoro, Sam Walton Fellow and finalist for the 1994 Iliad Poetry Award, teaches advanced reading and writing poetry and literature courses at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA. He received his PhD in English (with research specialization in African Diaspora literatures) from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, an M.A. in African American literature and an M.F.A. in poetry, both from Chicago State University. He is the editor and author of six books, including Speaking for the Generations: An Anthology of Contemporary African Short Stories, Echoes from the Mountain: New and Selected Poems by Mazisi Kunene A Long Dream: Poems by Okogbule Wonodi. His poems, essays, short stories, chapters and articles have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.

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