ISBN 9789991642444
Pages 92
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2018
Publisher University of Namibia Press, Namibia
Format Paperback

Ancestors and Other Visitors

Selected Poetry & Drawings

by D. Stevenson

Pursued through poetic pastures of faith, love, and time by an Omuhimba muse who alternately challenges and enchants him, D. Stevenson presents Ancestors and Other Visitors, a poetry anthology that is as sweepingly existential as it is personal and as sagely simple as it is complex.

An immigrant, artist and spoken wordsmith observing the world through a traveler soul, Stevenson journeys through time and literary style to pay homage to influence such as e.e. cummings, W.B. Yeats and Robert Hayden in a wonderfully intimate selection of poems.

Set primarily in Windhoek, Namibia, Stevenson’s home of 37 years, Ancestors is at once a musing on self, surroundings and the local artists who inflame his imagination: a young Namibian painter, a dance troupe that inspired ‘Arc magnificent’ and ‘Unseen’, with original ballet, and the assorted upcoming poets who fees his passion and whose stage he shares. Offering up exposition as well as desperate, imagined and curious conversations. Ancestors is a welcome and unprecedented addition to the Namibian poetry landscape.

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About the Author

D. Stevenson

D. Stevenson was born in New York City, grew up in western United States and embraced the Baha i Faith while serving in Vietnam with the U.S. military. He met his wife while living in Germany. With their two daughters, they moved to Namibia in 1981, where shortly thereafter, their son was born. Don is a poet, illustrator, copy editor, graphic designer, bonsai artist and sometime actor, and lectured at the University of Namibia for 19 years. 

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