Item description for Waiting Laughters by Niyi Osundare...
Waiting Laughters is Osundare's second volume of poetry, published to critical acclaim. In 1991, it won The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, the most prestigious book prize for new works published within the African continent. The collection is conceived as a poetic response to the gloom and despair gripping contemporary African society: the poems emphasise the possibility of laughter and its diverse manifestations. The style of the poetry is reflective of oral and Yoruba literary traditions.
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Transcendental Bliss Dec 26, 2006
Osundare couples wit with elegance in this moving volume of poetry. He takes the reader on a journey through the human experience, calling for all to infuse their everyday lives with enthusiasm and laughter. If you have any interest in African diasporic literature, don't miss this award-winning book!