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Dance the Guns to Silence: 100 Poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa

Dance the Guns to Silence: 100 Poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa
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ISBN10: 
1905233019
ISBN13: 
9781905233014
Pages: 
200
Published: 
November 23rd 2005 by Flipped Eye Publishing
Rating: 
4.67

The anthology Dance the Guns to Silence celebrates the life, struggles and achievements of Nigerian writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa with 100 poems from internationally-known and award-winning poets and laureates across the globe.

The title, Dance the Guns to Silence, is taken from one of Saro-Wiwa's own poems, "Dance". There is a foreword written by Ken Wiwa, Ken Saro-Wiwa's son, and editorial advisory from the renowned Malawian poet, now living in exile in Britain, Jack Mapanje.

The anthology features contributions from leading world poets as well as emerging poets from all over the world, including Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite, Jayne Cortez, Fred D'Aguiar, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Benjamin Zephaniah, Niyi Osundare, Helon Habila, Chris Abani, Syl Cheney Coker, Chenjerai Hove, Lemn Sissay, Moniza Alvi, Sarah Maguire, Pascale Petit, Nathalie Handal, Martin Espada and Kwame Dawes. With poems from Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Mexico, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Canada, the collection, edited by Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Kadija Sesay, has a number of poems translated from Bangla, Italian, Catalan and Castillian.

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