Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence Anthology of Liberian Poetry - African Poetry Book Series

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Publisher's Synopsis

Breaking the Silence is the first comprehensive collection of literature from Liberia since before the nation's independence. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley has gathered work from the 1800s to the present, including poets and emerging young writers exploring contemporary literary traditions with African and African diaspora poetry that transcends borders. In this collection, Liberia's founding settlers wrestle with their identity as African free slaves in the homeland from which their ancestors were captured, and writers of the early twentieth and twenty-first centuries find themselves navigating a landscape at odds with itself.

From poets of Liberia's past to young writers of the present, the contributors to this volume celebrate the beauty of their nation while mourning the devastation of a long, bloody civil war.

Book information

ISBN: 9781496233066
Publisher: Nebraska
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.008096662
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20220906
Language: English
Number of pages: xxi, 273
Weight: 474g
Height: 152mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 21mm