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Ethiopia Boy

Ethiopia Boy

Publisher : Carcanet Press Ltd
SKU: 9781906188092
R 325,00
R 276,25
The author grew up in 1960s Ethiopia, a country he describes as a 'barefoot empire, home of black-maned lions ...old priests decked out like butterflies and blazing young singers of Ethio-jazz'. This book plunges the reader into praise poems that sing and boast and glory in the colours and textures of this country.
Chris Beckett grew up in 1960s Ethiopia, a country he describes as a 'barefoot empire, home of black-maned lions ...old priests decked out like butterflies and blazing young singers of Ethio-jazz'. "Ethiopia Boy" plunges the reader into praise poems that sing and boast and glory in the colours and textures of this extraordinary country. Here is a world of feasting on spicy kikwot and of famine sucking the water from rivers, of lion buses and a prayer child, where Earth sings greetings to the feet that walk on her. Haunted by the memory of his friend Abebe, the cook's son, Beckett celebrates and laments a lost boyhood in poems of vivid immediacy. Cover painting: "Isao Miura", "Crossing the Water" (oil on canvas). Reproduced by kind permission of the artist.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781906188092
Publisher Carcanet Press Ltd
Contributor By (author) Chris Beckett
Publication Date 2013-02-28
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 64
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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Chris Beckett grew up in 1960s Ethiopia, a country he describes as a 'barefoot empire, home of black-maned lions ...old priests decked out like butterflies and blazing young singers of Ethio-jazz'. "Ethiopia Boy" plunges the reader into praise poems that sing and boast and glory in the colours and textures of this extraordinary country. Here is a world of feasting on spicy kikwot and of famine sucking the water from rivers, of lion buses and a prayer child, where Earth sings greetings to the feet that walk on her. Haunted by the memory of his friend Abebe, the cook's son, Beckett celebrates and laments a lost boyhood in poems of vivid immediacy. Cover painting: "Isao Miura", "Crossing the Water" (oil on canvas). Reproduced by kind permission of the artist.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781906188092
Publisher Carcanet Press Ltd
Contributor By (author) Chris Beckett
Publication Date 2013-02-28
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 64
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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