Item description for Songs for Wonodi. An Anthology of Poems in Memory of Okogbule Wonodi (1935-2001) (Malthouse African Poetry) by Elechi Amadi...
This anthology is in memory of of Okogbule Wonodi, with a foreword by Elechi Amadi. He was the first published Ikwerre poet, despite being a college principal, lecturer, university administrator, company manager, newspaper publisher, mayor of Port Harcourt, president of a rotary club and a traditional ruler. The contributors to the collection are from the Americas Australia, Jamaica, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and the UK. The themes encompass folklore, memory, love for the earth, man and nature, and the significance of remembering the dead and acknowledging why they will always be a part of the living. The poets contributing to the volume comprise an extraordinary roll-call of many of Africa's finest poets: Tanure Ojaide, Lupenga Mphande, Elechi Amadi, Dike Okoro, Tijan Sallah, Frank Chipasula, Timothy Wangusa, and twenty-three further renowned poets.
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Studio: Malthouse Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 4.7" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 12, 2007
Publisher Malthouse Press
ISBN 9780232230 ISBN13 9789780232238