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Before Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa

Before Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0932826640

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ISBN13: 978-0932826640
ISBN10: 0932826644
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Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Western Michigan University / New Issues
Published: 1998
International: No

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Before Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0932826640

Wesley

ISBN13: 978-0932826640
ISBN10: 0932826644
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Western Michigan University / New Issues

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

In Before the Palm Could Bloom, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley writes poems of the Liberian civil war and of the devastation it has wrought: 2000,000 dead including 50,000 children and 750,000 citizens forced to take refuge in neighbouring countries. And in poems of village life and customs, the city life of Monrovia, the rites of childhood and adolescence, Wesley records for the reader a world that has been forever changed. Wesley's poems incorporate many African voices, and range in tone from sorrow and longing, to humour and ironic wit.

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