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Songs My Country Taught Me

Collected Poems 1965-2005

by John Eppel

'If the form of my poetry is thoroughly European, its content is thoroughly African.'

Thus the author introduces this collection of some eighty of his poems written between the late 1950s and the present: from the settler period through the civil war, to independence and neo- colonialism. The poems explore the contradictions and creative possibilities of an identity that is at once native and white, European and African. The voice is varyingly satirical, confessional, outraged and affectionate.

ISBN 9781779220387 | 148 pages | 216 x 140 mm | B/W Illustrations | 2005 | Weaver Press, Zimbabwe | Paperback



'These poems have nothing to do with white nostalgia for the colonial period. On the contrary, they circle round [the author's] attempt both to embrace a past and wean himself from it.'

Mail & Guardian, South Africa



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