Title: Silent Voices: Poems
Publication Date: 1972
Edition: 1st Edition
London. 1972. Heinemann. 1st Edition. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Good In Slightly Worn Wrappers. 88 pages. paperback. 0435901117. Cover photograph by George Hallett. keywords: Poetry Kenya Africa Black. inventory # 18044. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Jared Angira says of his collection of poetry: ‘Silent Voices consists of crude voices gasping in the dark, of voices trapped in between despair and existence, of voices caught up in a maze but always seeking to get through. They are voices from rusty tincans of the slums, seeking an outlet into the gay city, they are voices corked up in empty gourds. They are the searching voices that must achieve their goals in a strange silent quietness, quietness that defeats the drums. Yet in themselves the voices are drumbeats, pulsations, heartbeats. They are the yodelling of the slum drums, they are the bugles from ancient limbos, they are the bridge from the past into the present and then into that transparent layer of the future. Some of the voices are everyday voices, even of children thrown by their mothers into latrine pits, some are of progressives caught up in competition and self promotion. Here is a conglomeration of voices.’. Jared Angira (born 21 November 1947) is a Kenyan poet. He has been called 'the country's first truly significant poet,' Jared Angira studied commerce at the University of Nairobi from 1968 until 1971. He was editor of Busara which is published by the literature department. He is Africa's representative on the International Executive Committee of the World University Service. is first collection of poems, Juices (EAPH) was published in 1970. He was a founder and is treasurer of the Writers' Association of Kenya. He turned down a scholarship to go to Canada and now works for the East African Harbours Corporation in Dar es Salaam. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Good In Slightly Worn Wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 18044
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