Strong and eloquent voices, observant yet restrained, resound in this interracial collection by writers mostly unknown in the northern hemisphere. Hardly a false note is struck; dignity seldom gives way to despair. "The Mount of Moriah," a short story by Charles Mungoshi, rings a change on the Abraham and Isaac story by forewarning the son of his father's purpose and rewarding his uncomplaining patience. In Richard Rive's marvelously understated radio play, "Make Like Slaves," an Englishwoman, feverishly trying to direct African writers in a drama about their "roots," learns from a black poet that very litle is either exclusively black or merely white. The verses smuggled out to his wife by imprisoned poet Dennis Brutus acknowledge the agony of "not-knowing . . . / for those outside"; his poems are "fragments / random pebbles I pick up / from the landscape of my own experience." Many of the writers--black, white, "colored," Indian--are recipients of prestigious prizes or Rhodes Scholarships; many are or were university teachers, and many have been political prisoners.
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Description du livre Palgrave Macmillan, 1989. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 312031947