Becoming EbonyeBook - 2003
Recapturing the celebratory voice of Africa in poems that are both contemporary and traditional, Liberian-born Patricia Jabbeh Wesley weaves lyrical storytelling with oral history and images of Africa and America, revealing powerful insights about the relationship between strength and tragedy-and finding reason to celebrate even in the presence of war, difficulties, and death. Rooted in myths that can be traced to the Grebo tradition, Becoming Ebony portrays Liberian-born Wesley's experiences of village talk and civil war as well as her experiences of the pain of her mother.
Publisher: Carbondale : Crab Orchard Review : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2003
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 79 pages)