Nest of Stones : Kenyan Narratives in Verse.

By: Makokha, waPublisher: Bamenda : Langaa RPCIG, 2010Copyright date: ©2010Description: 1 online resource (186 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789956579136Subject(s): Makokha, Wanjohi wa.;Elections -- Kenya -- Poetry.;Democracy -- Kenya -- Poetry.;Kenyan poetry (English)Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nest of Stones : Kenyan Narratives in VerseDDC classification: 808.81 LOC classification: PR9381.9.W365 -- N478 2010ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Biography -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Mchongoano -- Lament of Chetambe -- The Voice of Mvita -- At the Truth and Justice Court Marshall -- The Qiyama Address to a Talkative Television -- Mirror of Memory -- Wound of Wajir -- The Blood-Stone Sequence -- Enkapune ya Muto -- Illeret -- KORE -- Mayienga ne waa Sudaan -- last supper -- retribution -- Communion of Stones -- Communion of Bloods -- Anthems of Stone -- kali yuga -- Dreams Half-Expressed -- Tongues of Flame -- Call to Manhood and Arms -- The Last Call -- Anthem of Hunger -- Season of Reason -- Portrait of the Citizen as an Exile -- Government Eviction -- Let Their Conscience Crack -- Waiting for Mr Law -- Brideprice of Tears -- Where Democracy Rests Peacefully is Here.... -- Ethnicinsanity -- Lines of the Country Within -- Opinion Polls Twisty -- Elegy of Escapees from the East -- Mundu khu Mundu -- kenya -- Sacrifices -- Three Words….I. D. P. -- Shadow of the Sun -- Sect of the Multitude -- Repentance -- Vision of Sacrifice -- Return of Hope -- Peace on the Leaves of Heaven -- Statue of Bones -- At the Stone Bench -- The Sheng'sphere Sequence -- In the Shadow of Dedan Kimathi -- a nation of advocates -- Degree-Oozing Mendicants of Boulevard Vision 2030 -- Cure by Fire -- Reconciliation -- the still small voice -- My Other Mother -- NgetaAATHRRrchokelykkg! -- 2008 -- Relatives for Hire -- The Wailing of Uncle B -- At the Gates of Mists -- Tears of Fish -- Green Card West -- Crying Stone of Apolilia -- Harambee -- End of an Error -- Soul Retrieval -- Address to the First Republic -- TRIBUTES -- About the Book -- Back Cover.
Summary: Wanjohi wa Makokha�s Nest of Stones is the second book of poems, since the publication of Sitawa Namwalie�s Cut off my Tongue (Storymoja: 2009), devoted in principal to the moment of the 2007-2008 Kenyan Crisis. The crisis is locally known as the Post-Election Violence (PEV). The book collects over sixty pieces of his recent verse chosen on the basis of artistic merit and social relevance. The poems focus sharply on the tumultuous period between the General Elections of 2007 and August 4th Referendum of 2010. Some of the poems relate to events drawn out of earlier moments in Kenyan history but are invoked as contexts of the recent discord. Wa Makokha�s interesting narratives are written in the form of lyrical folk verse. The verses are poignant vignettes, out of experiences of different communities and regions of Kenya, serving as repositories of the memory of a tumultuous moment in the life of a nation. Nest of Stones derives its themes from the commonwealth of Kenyan experiences across ethnic and political divides. This idea of the interrelatedness of the peoples inhabiting the Kenyan space; is in a way, a veritable interrogation of the �imagined community� leitmotif most often recoursed to when analyzing the tensions of co-existence in the postcolonial world. The heart of these amazing poems lies in Kenya but their philosophy of life is universal.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Biography -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Mchongoano -- Lament of Chetambe -- The Voice of Mvita -- At the Truth and Justice Court Marshall -- The Qiyama Address to a Talkative Television -- Mirror of Memory -- Wound of Wajir -- The Blood-Stone Sequence -- Enkapune ya Muto -- Illeret -- KORE -- Mayienga ne waa Sudaan -- last supper -- retribution -- Communion of Stones -- Communion of Bloods -- Anthems of Stone -- kali yuga -- Dreams Half-Expressed -- Tongues of Flame -- Call to Manhood and Arms -- The Last Call -- Anthem of Hunger -- Season of Reason -- Portrait of the Citizen as an Exile -- Government Eviction -- Let Their Conscience Crack -- Waiting for Mr Law -- Brideprice of Tears -- Where Democracy Rests Peacefully is Here.... -- Ethnicinsanity -- Lines of the Country Within -- Opinion Polls Twisty -- Elegy of Escapees from the East -- Mundu khu Mundu -- kenya -- Sacrifices -- Three Words….I. D. P. -- Shadow of the Sun -- Sect of the Multitude -- Repentance -- Vision of Sacrifice -- Return of Hope -- Peace on the Leaves of Heaven -- Statue of Bones -- At the Stone Bench -- The Sheng'sphere Sequence -- In the Shadow of Dedan Kimathi -- a nation of advocates -- Degree-Oozing Mendicants of Boulevard Vision 2030 -- Cure by Fire -- Reconciliation -- the still small voice -- My Other Mother -- NgetaAATHRRrchokelykkg! -- 2008 -- Relatives for Hire -- The Wailing of Uncle B -- At the Gates of Mists -- Tears of Fish -- Green Card West -- Crying Stone of Apolilia -- Harambee -- End of an Error -- Soul Retrieval -- Address to the First Republic -- TRIBUTES -- About the Book -- Back Cover.

Wanjohi wa Makokha�s Nest of Stones is the second book of poems, since the publication of Sitawa Namwalie�s Cut off my Tongue (Storymoja: 2009), devoted in principal to the moment of the 2007-2008 Kenyan Crisis. The crisis is locally known as the Post-Election Violence (PEV). The book collects over sixty pieces of his recent verse chosen on the basis of artistic merit and social relevance. The poems focus sharply on the tumultuous period between the General Elections of 2007 and August 4th Referendum of 2010. Some of the poems relate to events drawn out of earlier moments in Kenyan history but are invoked as contexts of the recent discord. Wa Makokha�s interesting narratives are written in the form of lyrical folk verse. The verses are poignant vignettes, out of experiences of different communities and regions of Kenya, serving as repositories of the memory of a tumultuous moment in the life of a nation. Nest of Stones derives its themes from the commonwealth of Kenyan experiences across ethnic and political divides. This idea of the interrelatedness of the peoples inhabiting the Kenyan space; is in a way, a veritable interrogation of the �imagined community� leitmotif most often recoursed to when analyzing the tensions of co-existence in the postcolonial world. The heart of these amazing poems lies in Kenya but their philosophy of life is universal.

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