Ejo (Paperback)
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Ejo (Paperback)

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Paperback 120 Pages / Published: 30/11/2000
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These poems explore the Rwandan holocaust through the culture, myths and customs that Derick Burleson absorbed whilst living there.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299170240
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm


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"Derick Burleson's wonderfully daring and unified collection of poems about Rwanda is so empathic, so bracing and forthright, so richly humane--at times comical, at times heartbreaking--that we come away from its testament radically deepened, shaken, enlivened, and changed."--Edward Hirsch

"Burleson is the poet in Rwanda the way Vallejo was the poet in Paris and Neruda the poet in Malaysia: in the running, up the country, on the scene. The lines are scrupulous, the movement scriptural in its inclusive justice. This is a very old and honorable poetry, a poetry of news, outraged and doleful, longing for acquittal."--Richard Howard

"The place is Rwanda, the poet is a teacher of English from the American south, the poetry has the loveliness and wisdom of a casual, easy-breathing and humorous voice, able to encompass the clashes and the dovetailings of cultures. So you think at the start, and for a long while. The book then moves slowly from peace to the tides of civil war. Humane, frightening, horrifying, vivid, Burleson's "Ejo" does what Conrad said all writing should do: it makes you see."--Alicia Ostriker

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