We cannot verify your location
Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE
OR

Companion of Life

Poems from Zimbabwe

Munyaradzi Mawere, Vakai Machinga

Publication Year: 2012

This is a dense, erudite collection of finely crafted poems that powerfully reflect on vices such as war, bad governance, deforestation, dissipation, greed, oppression and cruelty. The poems also tackle other important phenomena of life such as love, anxiety, weather, time, politics, morality, economics, justice, culture and the environment. The virtue of these finely tuned poems does not only lie in their philosophical questioning, but their artistic merit and audacious reflection of issues pertinent in human life of all ages. While some of the poems provoke amusement and others tears, the corpus of the collection educates through entertainment. The poetry penetrates into the greater depths of the public’s psyche to appraise, query, empty and expose their concerns in such a manner that should hopefully make those who cause or ignite human tribulations to rethink their actions and those haunted by the same to stay vigilant.

Published by: African Books Collective

Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF (1.9 MB)
p. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

pdf iconDownload PDF (125.6 KB)
pp. 2-3

Table of Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF (89.1 KB)
pp. iii-5

read more

Preface

pdf iconDownload PDF (90.4 KB)
pp. v-vi

This collection of erudite and finely crafted poems spans a wide range of topics and themes including love, weather, pieces of advice, environmentalism, morality, time, anxiety, politics, economics, justice and culture. The book expresses with great dexterity diverse issues: it is a product of vast life experiences across cultures and imaginative forays of the authors into socio-economic and political issues that haunt...

Section A. Critical Reflections And Questions on Social Issues

Silent voices now speak

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 3-10

A glass of tears

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 4-11

So what exactly are you?

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.6 KB)
pp. 5-6

Cry no more

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 6-14

African Panorama

pdf iconDownload PDF (89.0 KB)
pp. 7-15

Blitzkrieg in the gutter of mind

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.8 KB)
pp. 7-8

Ebony my daughter

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.5 KB)
pp. 8-9

Walls sag

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 9-20

Money

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.7 KB)
pp. 10-11

Sketches of a nation on a blood sunset

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.7 KB)
pp. 11-12

Independence in prison

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.5 KB)
pp. 12-13

Going or Coming?

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 13-27

While the hills are young

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 14-28

Everything Pays

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.4 KB)
pp. 14-15

Fruits of Thorns

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.4 KB)
pp. 15-16

The last walk

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 16-33

This place used to be a thicket

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.6 KB)
pp. 17-34

Elegy for a sad land

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 18-35

Lundi River

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 19-36

Alone on the road

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 20-37

Perhaps not Knowing

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 21-38

Why haven’t you heard?

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 21-39

Where shall you go?

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 22-40

Sam

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.7 KB)
pp. 22-23

Predicament

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.6 KB)
pp. 23-24

Armageddon

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.5 KB)
pp. 24-25

Full moon

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.5 KB)
pp. 25-26

A wire of eternity

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.8 KB)
pp. 26-27

Home coming

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 27-51

A tether of barbed wire

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.8 KB)
pp. 27-28

Mogadishu

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 29-54

Father to child

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.8 KB)
pp. 30-31

Rwanda 1999

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.6 KB)
pp. 31-32

Nothing Stays

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 32-59

Burning in the still rain

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 33-60

Strange neighbors

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 34-61

Who shall hear our voices?

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.8 KB)
pp. 34-35

When terror of the monster roars

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.7 KB)
pp. 35-36

Summer night

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.7 KB)
pp. 36-37

The end is near

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 37-68

Still where I left you!

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 37-69

Prayer

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 38-70

A country called Zimbabwe

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 39-71

Nightfall

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 40-72

Hope of Despair

pdf iconDownload PDF (92.0 KB)
pp. 40-41

Section B. Personal Philosophies Life Experiences Inner Feelings

You have fears too?

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.6 KB)
pp. 45-78

A moon of nakedness

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.6 KB)
pp. 46-79

A crazy world

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 47-80

Anna

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.4 KB)
pp. 47-48

Grandpa

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.5 KB)
pp. 48-49

A dry season

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.6 KB)
pp. 49-50

A wet moon

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 50-87

I heard him come

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.8 KB)
pp. 51-52

Love

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 52-90

Time

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.5 KB)
pp. 52-53

A Letter to my sweetheart

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 53-93

A promise

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 54-94

Without end

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 54-95

A silent travel

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 55-96

All clocks on my wall

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.7 KB)
pp. 55-56

Time to part

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.9 KB)
pp. 56-57

Ecstasy

pdf iconDownload PDF (89.0 KB)
pp. 57-101

A prayer from the cemetery

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.7 KB)
pp. 58-59

Your smile

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 59-104

Angel 1

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.6 KB)
pp. 60-105

Angel 2

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.7 KB)
pp. 61-62

Angel 3

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 62-108

Angel 4

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.7 KB)
pp. 62-63

Emotions flare on a matchstick

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 63-111

The happiness of us (Salut de I home)

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.6 KB)
pp. 63-64

Make a call

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.5 KB)
pp. 64-65

Will you come at noon?

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 65-116

Hollow Despair

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.5 KB)
pp. 65-66

Heavy Terrible Words

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 67-119

League of the Night and Fog

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 68-120

If tomorrow comes

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.6 KB)
pp. 69-121

Elegy for Muzee!

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 70-122

Deep thoughts

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 71-123

Violent Storm

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.1 KB)
pp. 71-72

Searching Soul

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 73-126

The Power of a Woman

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 73-127

Letters to My Love

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 74-128

Defeat is a Joyful Journey

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 75-129

In this crazy city of grey rain

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.8 KB)
pp. 76-130

Grandma

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.6 KB)
pp. 77-131

Nostalgia

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 78-132

To the Old People’s Home

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.9 KB)
pp. 78-79

Dry Spell

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.7 KB)
pp. 79-80

Home Longing

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.7 KB)
pp. 80-137

True love

pdf iconDownload PDF (88.9 KB)
pp. 81-138

Elegy for a Dictator!

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.8 KB)
pp. 81-82

Street Vending

pdf iconDownload PDF (92.0 KB)
pp. 82-83

Letter to Lorraine

pdf iconDownload PDF (89.1 KB)
pp. 83-143

At the River

pdf iconDownload PDF (89.3 KB)
pp. 84-146

Back Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF (1.9 MB)
p. 147-147


E-ISBN-13: 9789956728930
Print-ISBN-13: 9789956728497

Page Count: 92
Publication Year: 2012