Bending the Bow

Bending the Bow

An Anthology of African Love Poetry

eBook - 2009
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From the ancient Egyptian inventors of the love lyric to contemporary poets, Bending the Bow: An Anthology of African Love Poetry gathers together both written and sung love poetry from Africa. This anthology is a work of literary archaeology that lays bare a genre of African poetry that has been overshadowed by political poetry. Frank Chipasula has assembled a historically and geographically comprehensive wealth of African love poetry that spans more than three thousand years. By collecting a continent's celebrations and explorations of the nature of love.
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9780809386383
0809386380
9781441623447
1441623442
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xv, 285 pages)
Additional Contributors: Chipasula, Frank Mkalawile

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