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Description for Songs We Learn from Trees: An Anthology of Ethiopian Amharic Poetry Paperback.
Finalist for the 2021 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry. This is the very first anthology of Ethiopian poetry in English, packed with all the energy, wit and heartache of a beautiful country and language. From folk and religious poems, warrior boasts, praises of women and kings and modern plumbing; through a flowering of literary poets in the twentieth century; right up to thirty of the most exciting contemporary Amharic poets working both inside and outside the country. These poems ask what it means to be Ethiopian today, part of a young fast-growing economy, heirs to the ... Read more

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Format
Paperback
Publication date
2020
Publisher
Carcanet Press Ltd
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New
Number of Pages
304
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781784109479
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9781784109479
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About Chris (Ed) Beckett
Chris Beckett was born in London but grew up in Ethiopia. His second collection of poems, Ethiopia Boy, was published by Carcanet/Oxford Poets in 2013. Sketches from the Poem Road, a collaboration with Japanese artist Isao Miura, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2015. His translations (with Alemu Tebeje and others) have been published in Modern Poetry in Translation, ... Read more

Reviews for Songs We Learn from Trees: An Anthology of Ethiopian Amharic Poetry
'This wide-ranging anthology is a pleasure to read. It opens a long overdue window into the way Ethiopians approach the craft of poetry.' - Malika Booker

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