ISBN 9789987753611
Pages 86
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2016
Publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
Format Paperback

Where War Was

Poems and Translations from Eritrea

by Charles Cantalupo

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Charles Cantalupo has written a book that crosses all the genres: Where War Was: Poems and Translations from Eritrea is part translation, part reflection, part epic, illustrated with starkly beautiful photographic images by Lawrence Sykes. Cantalupo's poetry recounts his own journey in Eritrea, and his translations of poems by Eritrean writers are authentic and memorable.

Alexandra Dugdale, Editor, Modern Poetry in Translation
About the Author

Charles Cantalupo

Charles Cantalupo has two previous collections of poetry - Light the Lights and Animal Woman and Other Spirits. His translations of Eritrean poetry include We Have Our Voice, We Invented the Wheel, and Who Needs a Story, and he has written War and Peace in Contemporary Eritrean Poetry. Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and African Studies at Penn State University, he is also the author of books on Thomas Hobbes and Ngugi wa Thiongío and a memoir, Joining Africa: From Anthills to Asmara.

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