ISBN 9780962886416
Pages 128
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2002
Publisher African Heritage Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

The Womb in the Heart & Other Poems

by Chimalum Nwankwo

'In this new volume, I have tried to demonstrate that it is possible for the African poet to do very many things.... Part of my mission is to recognise in our African world the existence of what I call the deep dance, the dance of planets and of the revolution.' Nwankwo is a Nigerian poet, critic and professor of literature. He has penned several volumes of poetry including Toward the Area Zone (1988) for which he won The Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Prize, and a critical study of the works of Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

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About the Author

Chimalum Nwankwo

Born in Anambra State, Nigeria, Chimalum Nwankwo was educated in Nigeria and the United States of America. He holds a Ph.D in English from The University of Texas, Austin, and is currently a Professor of English at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro. His other publications include the following poetry collections: Feet of the limping Dancers (1987), Toward the Aerial Zone (1988), Voices from Deep Water (1997), The Womb in the Heart, 2002. He has also published a critical study; Toward the kingdom of Woman and Man: The Works of Ngugi wa Thiongo (1992), and The Trumpet Parable: a play, 1988. In 1988 and 2002 Professor Nwankwo won the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry prize and in the year 2001, he was awarded the senior Fulbright Fellowship for scholarly research and teaching in Nigeria.

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