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  • Midlandby Kwame Dawes

    Ohio University Press 2000; US$ 11.99

    The winning manuscript of the fourth annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize is also the exciting American debut by a poet who has already established himself as an important international poetic voice. Midland , the seventh collection by Kwame Dawes, draws deeply on the poet's travels and experiences in Africa, the Caribbean, England, and the American... more...

  • Bob Marley: Lyrical Geniusby Kwame Dawes

    Music Sales 2012; US$ 17.99

    The quintessential folk poet of the Third World, Bob Marley influenced generations of musicians and writers. He was a performer who held true to his religious and cultural heritage, who rallied against injustice, and who became an internationally revered musical icon. Renowned poet and scholar Kwame Dawes analyses in detail his verses and lyrics,... more...

  • She's Goneby Kwame Dawes

    Akashic Books 2007; US$ 16.99

    The debut novel from Jamaica's award-winning poet. more...

  • The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimonyby Ladan Osman; Kwame Dawes

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 15.95

    Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony asks: Whose testimony is valid? Whose testimony is worth recording? Osman’s speakers, who are almost always women, assert and reassert in an attempt to establish authority, often through persistent questioning. Specters of race, displacement, and colonialism... more...

  • Seekingby Kwame Dawes; Marjory Wentworth

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    A collection of poetry and prose prompted by a renowned Gullah artist's paintings more...

  • Fuchsiaby Mahtem Shiferraw; Kwame Dawes

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 15.95

    Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, Ethiopian American Mahtem Shiferraw’s Fuchsia examines conceptions of the displaced, disassembled, and nomadic self. Embedded in her poems are colors, elements, and sensations that evoke painful memories related to deep-seated remnants of trauma, war, and diaspora. Yet rooted in these losses... more...

  • The January Childrenby Safia Elhillo; Kwame Dawes

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 15.95

    In her dedication Safia Elhillo writes, “The January Children are the generation born in Sudan under British occupation, where children were assigned birth years by height, all given the birth date January 1.” What follows is a deeply personal collection of poems that describe the experience of navigating the postcolonial world as a stranger in one’s... more...

  • So Much Things to Sayby Kwame Dawes; Colin Channer

    Akashic Books 2010; US$ 16.99

    Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott anchor this groundbreaking, soulful poetry collection. more...

  • Coming Up Hotby Peekash Press; Kwame Dawes

    Akashic Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    The second publication of Peekash Press, committed to supporting the emergence of new Caribbean writing. more...

  • Duppy Conquerorby Kwame Dawes; Matthew Shenoda

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 14.09

    The miracle of empathy,” Kwame Dawes once said in an interview, is the ultimate aim of my writing.” more...