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THE HEINEMANN BOOK OF AFRICAN WOMEN'S POETRY
WHISPERS IN THE WINGS



The Heinemann Book of African
Women's Poetry
Copyright © 1995
by Frank Chipasula & Stella Chipasula (eds)
Heinemann P

The editors of this haunting anthology of poetry, both African-born poets themselves, have selected work by women poets from 18 African countries, from Algeria to Senegal, Mauritius, and Zimbabwe. This broad geographical and cultural spectrum highlights Africa's considerable diversity while, simultaneously, affirming the shared experiences and perspectives of African women writers. — Booklist

The first collection of its kind. This volume is re-visionary, a step toward self-definition. ... Its main strength is the wide range of voices — 42 poets from 18 countries. . . they have begun the process of remaking poetry in their own multifaceted images. — Ms Magazine


Whispers in the Wings
Copyright © 1991
by Frank Chipasula
Oxford: Heinemann International

Marked by a simplicity bordering on song, and drawing on elements of Malawian folklore, these poems are at once articulate and forceful. Arranged in four movements and a finale, they confront tyranny in Frank Chipasula's homeland, Malawi, and then travel outwards through East, Central, and Southern Africa, dealing with the themes of colonial and post-colonial oppression, exile, and the nature of good and evil. — from the jacket


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