Cover

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pp. c-ii

Book Title

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pp. iii-iii

Copyright Page

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pp. iv-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-xiv

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xv-xviii

A Judge William Holmes Cook Professorship at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale freed me to devote a great deal of time to refining the anthology. Also, funds from the professorship kept me well supplied with the materials that ensured the book’s publication. I thank the offices of the...

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Introduction: The African Names of Love

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pp. 1-12

Bending the Bow extends the parameters of African poetry into an area that has hitherto been neglected and marginalized in order to afford the reader a fuller appreciation of African literature, which has been dominated by overtly political themes and texts. It constitutes an archaeological effort...

Anonymously Written Ancient Egyptian Love Poems

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pp. 13-24

Traditional Love Songs

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pp. 25-64

Modern and Contemporary Love Poems

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pp. 65-264

Credits

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pp. 265-272

Contributors

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pp. 273-285

Back Cover

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pp. bc-bc