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University of Nebraska Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.21 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

Josué Guébo is an Ivorian poet and the author of seven poetry collections. He is a professor at the University of Félix Houphouët-Boigny of Cocody in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. He served as president of the Ivorian Writers' Association from 2011 to 2016. Todd Fredson is a translator of Francophone West African literature and translated Guébo's poetry collection My country, tonight.He is the author of the poetry collectionThe Crucifix-Blocks. John Keene is an associate professor and the chair of African American and African studies at Rutgers. He is the author of the poetry collection Seismosis and the novel Annotations.


"Defiantly elegant. It is elegy and evocation, a summoning of the dead as a chorus speaking to those who do not see, or do not care, to remind them of the consciousness of Earth and of history's will to life, and the ordering of change. . . . The poet's hand is essential to our redemption."--Afaa M. Weaver, author of The Plum Flower Dance and Multitudes
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"I can't help but be moved by this large ambition of Josué Guébo, by his impossible task of bringing together poetics as different as those of Whitman and Mallarmé, by his huge desire to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves and also to find the secret of lyric utterance."--Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa and Musica Humana--Ilya Kaminsky (02/27/2017)