Human works

By
Published by

In this captivating collections of poems, Jean-Pierre Makosso presents an epic with heart, an african history through poetic prose, the griot in written form. It documents the black continent from its roots in a collectivist paradise, through slavery to present day post-colonialism. Both personal and historical, it is a tour de force written with crisp political clarity in bold tactile rythms and open-ended finesse. These are essential tales of the past transmitted to unify an eternally multicultural future. 'Believe me this is not a poem - It is the voice of the conscience that comes to your rescue' (Tanya Evanson, fusionist poet and Spoken Word artist).
'Fierce' is the word that springs to mind on reading Jean-Pierre Makosso's poetry in Human Works. This compressed story of Africa is written by a man who has lived its pain. He draws on his passion for expression; the words come from some deep place. They are soulful cries yet they don't ask for pity. They require us to read with all of our humanity - to be human (Jan De Grass, Arts and Entertainment columnist).
Published : Saturday, April 07, 2012
Reading/s : 74
Tags :
Licence : All rights reserved
See more See less
Cette publication est uniquement disponible à l'achat
Be the first to leave a comment!!

12/1000 maximum characters.

Broadcast this publication

You may also like

Motorcycle Dreams Motorcycle Dreams, paid for book

Motorcycle Dreams

from dedicaces

Out of Practice Out of Practice, paid for book

Out of Practice

from dedicaces

next