Samarkand and Other Markets I Have Known

Samarkand and Other Markets I Have Known

Book - 2002
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With sections tellingly entitled Outsiders, Of Exits, Fugitive Phases, and Elegies these poems were for the most part written during a period of enforced travelling, when the poet had a price placed on his head by the Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha. They offer a global perspective on the last, troubled decade of the 20th century with meditations on the deaths of Francois Miterrand and the Nigerian dissident Ken Saro-Wiwa as well as invocations to fellow writers such as Josef Brodsky and Chinua Achebe. This collection unites Soyinka's public persona with insights into a much more private poetic search.
Publisher: London : Methuen, 2002
ISBN: 9780413772558
Branch Call Number: 896 Soyin
Characteristics: 80 p. --


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