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Becoming Ebony (Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry)

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Recapturing the celebratory voice of Africa in poems that are both contemporary and traditional, Liberian-born Patricia Jabbeh Wesley weaves lyrical storytelling with oral history and images of Africa and America, revealing powerful insights about the relationship between strength and tragedy—and finding reason to celebrate even in the presence of war, difficulties, and death. Rooted in myths that can be traced to the Grebo tradition, Becoming Ebony portrays Liberian-born Wesleys experiences of village talk and civil war as well as her experiences of the pain of her mothers death and the difficulties of rearing a family away from home in the United States, and explores the questions of living in the African Diaspora. Turning on the African proverb of “the wandering child” and the metaphor of the ebony tree—which is beautiful in life and death— these poems delve into issues of human suffering and survival, plainly and beautifully chronicling what happens “after the sap is gone.”

About the Author

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley was born in Tugbakeh, Maryland County, Liberia, and grew up in Monrovia. She is the author of Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa, which retells her experiences in the Liberian civil war. Her work has appeared in The Cortland Review,Crab Orchard Review,Midday Moon, and New Orleans Review. She lives with her husband and children in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and African Literature at Western Michigan University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809325177
Editor:
Wesley, Patricia Jabbeh
Editor:
Tribble, Jon
Author:
Wesley, Patricia Jabbeh
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Location:
Carbondale
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Liberian Americans.
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Edition
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry
Series Volume:
no. 87
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.3 in

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