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- DescriptionThe 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.
- Author BiographyChris Beckett was born in London, but grew up in Ethiopia where his father worked in the British Embassy. He received a first class degree in modern languages from Oxford University. His poems have been widely published in magazines, and he won first prize in the Poetry London competition 2001. He has also translated Amharic poems by well-known contemporary Ethiopian poets such as Fekade Azeze and Bewketu Seyoum (Modern Poetry in Translation, 2008 and 2012; and a pamphlet, In Search of Fat (Flipped Eye, 2012). He is currently working on translations of later poems by Aime Cesaire, the great French Martinican author of Cahier d'un retour au pays natal.
- Author(s)Chris Beckett
- PublisherCarcanet Press Ltd
- Date of Publication28/02/2013
- GenrePoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationManchester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight91 g
- Width132 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine8 mm
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