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DisPlace

The Poetry of Nduka Otiono

by Nduka Otiono, edited by Peter Midgley, afterword by Chris Dunton
edition: eBook
tagged: african, canadian

DisPlace: The Poetry of Nduka Otiono engages actively with a diasporic world: Otiono is equally at home critiquing petroculture in Nigeria and in Canada. His work straddles multiple poetic traditions and places African intellectual history at the forefront of an engagement with Western poetics.

The poems in this selection are drawn from Otiono's tw …

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The Junta of Happenstance

by Tolu Oloruntoba
edition: Paperback
tagged: african

Personal, primordial, and pulsing with syncopated language, Tolu Oloruntoba's poetic debut, The Junta of Happenstance, is a compendium of dis-ease. This includes disease in the traditional sense, as informed by the poet's time as a physician, and dis-ease as a primer for family dysfunction, the (im)migrant experience, and urban / corporate anxiety. …

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ZOM-FAM

by Kama La Mackerel
edition: Paperback
tagged: lgbt, canadian, african

In their debut poetry collection, Kama La Mackerel mythologizes a queer/trans narrative of and for their home island, Mauritius. Composed of expansive lyric poems, ZOM-FAM (meaning "man-woman" or "transgender" in Mauritian Kreol) is a voyage into the coming of age of a gender-creative child growing up in the 80s and 90s on the plantation island, as …

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let us not think of them as barbarians

by Peter Midgley
edition: Paperback
tagged: african, death, places

Peter Midgley's let us not think of them as barbarians is a bold narrative of love, migration, and war hewn from the stones of Namibia. Sensual and intimate, these evocative poems fold into each other to renew and undermine multiple poetic traditions. Gradually, the poems assemble an ombindi--an ancestral cairn--from a history of violent disruption …

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How She Read

by Chantal Gibson
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, women authors, african

How She Read is a collection of genre-blurring poems about the representation of Black women, their hearts, minds and bodies, across the Canadian cultural imagination.

 

 

 

Drawing from grade-school vocabulary spellers, literature, history, art, media and pop culture, Chantal Gibson's sassy semiotics highlight the depth and duration of the imperialist …

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Ekke

by Klara du Plessis
edition: Paperback
tagged: african, women authors

Winner: 2019 Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Finalist: 2019 Gerald Lampert Award

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Canticles I

(MMXVII)

by George Elliott Clarke
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, epic, african

The second part of Book I of Canticles continues the dialogue -- as dramatic monologues -- of those who fostered the transatlantic slave trade, or who demonized the image of the Negro in the Occident; as well as those who struggled for liberation and/or anti-racism. In this work, Dante can critique Christopher Columbus and Frederick Douglass can up …

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