Lithe the Bow: An Anthology of African Love Poetry
December 12, 2009 in Love Poetry
This heading is from Africa with love. From the antique Egyptian inventors of the love lyric to contemporary poets, “Lithe the Bow: An Anthology of African Love Poetry” gathers both both written and sung love poetry from Africa. This anthology is a work of artistic and literary archeology that lays naked a genre of African poetry that has been saddened by political poetry. Frank Chipasula has assembled a historically and geographically including everything wealth of African love poetry that intervals more than three thousand years. By gathering a continent’s parties and experiment and explorations of the nature of love, he extends African literature into the exalted territory of the heart. “Lithe the Bow” traces the discipline and development of African love poetry from antiquity to modernity at same time as establishing a crossways-millennial dialog.
The anonymously written love verse from Pharaonic Egypt that open the anthology together predate Biblical love poetry and appear the durability of written love poetry in Africa.
The average section is amorous to sung love poetry from entire regions of the continent.
These huge works serve as the foundation for modern poetry and testify to love poetry’s omnipresence in Africa. The ending section, showcasing forty-eight modern African poets, celebrates the genre’s perennial vitality. Between those presented are Muyaka bin Hajji and Shaaban Robert, two main Swahili poets; Gabriel Okara, the innovative although underrated Nigerian poet; Leopold Sedar Senghor, the initial president of Senegal and a founder of the Negritude Going in francophone African literature; Rashidah Ismaili from Benin; Flavien Ranaivo from Madagascar; and Gabeba Baderoon from South Africa.
An Arrangement from the subtly illurinative and suggestive to the openly erotic, this gathering highlights love’s durability in a globe too repeatedly riven by contention. “Lithe the Bow” bears testimony to poetry’s role as conciliator at same time as opening up a new area of research for scholars and students.
- ISBN13: 9780809328420
- Condition: NEW
- Notes: Model New from Publisher. No Rest Mark.
Keywords – Love Poetry