Item description for Delta Blues and Other Home Songs (Strategies for Communication in Southern Afr) by Tanure Ojaide...
This work takes in two collections of poetry. The poems of Delta Blues protests against the environmental degradation of the Niger Delta, and the devastation unleashed upon local populations, victims, and caught up in the race for oil. The younger poet dedicates his work to Ken Saro Wiwa, and other civil-rights activists. He writes about the irony of their mortality, which was, their last resort and only threat; their death was the final protest. The poet contrasts the natural heritage of the river, a vital food and water source, with barrels of oil, which bring little benefit to the people of the river. He believes that remembering the past and the dead may be the only way of preventing history repeating itself. Ojaide has won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Africa region and the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Prize twice. He has performed and been translated around the world, and is regarded as a leading voice amongst the new (younger) generation.
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Studio: Kraft Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1976
Publisher Kraft Books
ISBN 9782081779 ISBN13 9789782081773
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More About Tanure Ojaide
A renowned poet, Tanure Ojaide has won major national and international poetry awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Africa Region (1987), the BBC Arts and Africa Poetry Award (1988), twice the All-Africa Okigbo Prize for Poetry (1988 and 1997), and thrice the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Prize (1988, 1994 and 2004.
Tanure Ojaide currently resides in the state of Iowa. Tanure Ojaide was born in 1948.