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Issue 14, Autumn 1991

Wasafiri 14

Interview with Chinua Achebe Poetry by Martin Bennett, Byron Beynon, Peter Easter and Maggie Harris Reviews of Ben Okri’s The Famished Road, Shimmer Chinodya’s Harvest of Thorns, Olu Oguibe’s A Song From Exile

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Interview with Chinua Achebe

Poetry by Martin Bennett, Byron Beynon, Peter Easter and Maggie Harris

Reviews of Ben Okri's The Famished Road, Shimmer Chinodya's Harvest of Thorns, Olu Oguibe's A Song From Exile, Tanure Ojaide's The Fate of Vultures and Derek Walcott's Omeros


Contents

Charles Bodunde
Tributes, Censures and Transitions: A Reading of Soyinka’s 'Mandela’s Earth' and Other Poems

Femi Abodunrin
Black Literature and Literary Theory

David Pell Goodwin
Poem: Jaguar MK IX

Chris Searle
Interviews Chinua Achebe

Peter Easter
Poem: L’Invitation au voyage

Michael Bennett
Crossing Gaps: Cultural Literacy and Others

Maggie Harris
Poem: Further Education

Stephen Gray
Indian Ocean Islands

Martin Bennett
Hausa Drummer and other poems

B W Beynon
Nyepi and other poems

Alfa
Poem: Dreams

Reviews

Paula Burnett
Derek Walcott Omeros

Nigel Rigby
L Hagerfors The Whales in Lake Tanganyika

Gabriel Gbadamosi
Ben Okri The Famished Road

Amryl Johnson
Elean Thomas The Last Room

Jacqueline Kaye
Tahar Ben Jelloun Silent Days in Tangier

Catherine Cundy
Anjana Appachana Incantations and Other Stories

Rod Edmond
Hone Tuwhare Mihi

Lyn Innes
Gayatri Spivak The Post-Colonial Critic

Karin Barber
Sylvia Ardyn Boone Radiance from the Waters: Ideals of Feminine Beauty in Mende Art

Julie Pearn
James Berry and Alistair Bamford, ed Bluefoot Cassettes

Masuwa
Shimmer Chinodya Harvest of Thorns

Stewart Brown
Olu Oguibe A Song from Exile
Tanure Ojaide The Fate of Vultures
Niyi Osundare Waiting Laughters
Femi Oyebode Forest of Transformation

Denise deCaires Narain
Rambai Espinet, ed Creation Fire: A CAFRA Anthology of Caribbean Women’s Poetry
John Agard Lovelines of a Goat-born Lady

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