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A fire in my head : poems for the dawn

Okri, Ben (author.).

Summary: "From the renowned Booker Prize-winning author, a powerful collection of poems covering topics of the day, such as the refugee crisis, Black Lives Matter protests, and COVID-19. In our times of crisis The mind has its powers This book brings together many of Ben Okri's most acclaimed and politically charged poems. 'Grenfell Tower, June 2017,' published in the Financial Times less than ten days after the fire, was played more than 6 million times on Facebook, and was retweeted by thousands on Twitter. 'Notre-Dame Is Telling Us Something' was first read on BBC Radio 4, in the aftermath of the cathedral's near destruction. It spoke eloquently of the despair that was felt around the world. In 'shaved head poem,' Okri wrote of the confusion and anxiety felt as the world grappled with a health crisis unprecedented in our times. 'Breathing the Light' was his response to the events of summer 2020, when a Black man died beneath the knee of a white policeman, a tragedy sparking a movement for change. These poems, and others including poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa, Barack Obama, Amnesty, and more, make this a uniquely powerful collection that blends anger and tenderness with Okri's inimitable vision"--

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  • ISBN: 9781635423099
  • ISBN: 1635423082
  • ISBN: 9781635423082
  • Physical Description: 141 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: [American edition].
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Other Press LLC, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in the UK in 2021 by Head of Zeus Ltd."
Formatted Contents Note: Unknown Hour -- How many ways A new poem for the American edition -- Finding the Present -- Slept Badly -- Liberty -- A Shakespeare Portrait -- Notre-Dame Is Telling Us Something -- A New Dream of Politics -- Closed, still open -- The Unknown Hour -- Convergence -- Lines on a drawing -- Outside the wedding -- Everest -- Hamlet -- A little song -- In a temple in Seoul -- Convergence -- Obama -- Midday -- Africa is a reality not seen -- A broken song -- Decolonisation -- On race -- The Insider -- Manetho's books -- Siwah -- Boko haram -- Amnesty at Forty -- Revolution -- Dusk -- A history of new forms -- Revelations of saint time -- Cosmosis -- Mother dance -- For Mirabella -- Dance of the new born -- Ballet of the unseen -- Shaved head poem -- Invocation Hour -- The angle -- Based on a translation -- Diallo's Testament -- The rohingyas -- Breathing the light -- Invocation for the shrine 4 -- Lines towards a love poem -- Grenfell Tower, June 2017 -- Walk in a moonlight wonder.
Subject: Poetry

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Erlanger Branch 828.914 O41f 2023 (Text) 33126020796821 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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