ReCreation

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By Kanyampa Manda

About the Book

Format Dimensions Pages
Softcover 5x8 148

An anthology of Poetry and short fiction whose preoccupation is to engage this troubled world, to come to a realization, to forsake its life of vanity and therefore focus onto real issues- the fight against poverty- to raise the status of the least of our brothers to a level of dignity. Thus - ReCreation to remake the world. The introduction to the collection notes the different aspects of the concept of the title, as representing both light diversion and spiritual renewal. This collection accordingly provide for both these aspects, offering pictures of the innocence of everyday life and a readiness to indulge in contemplation. A better idea of the collection?s character would be gained from particular mention of one or two individual poems: This Poetry - a typical twentieth century style poem, moves from an invocation of the setting of its making to more abstract considerations of perfection, harmony and wholeness; Mind, Body and Soul is a remarkable and highly visual sequence of particularities of time, place and landscape, while Who Will Plead for Angola is a more overtly moral and political lament for failed expectations and ideals.

A distinctive voice. The verse is dignified, and eloquent in mood and tone, but also visually and metaphorically evocative and very much alive to natural phenomena and human habit and motive.

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About the Author

Kanyampa is a Zambian, born in Mufulira (Maite), did both Primary and Secondary education in Mufulira. Married to Elizabeth, father of Kameko, Kalenga and Kanyampa Holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education-UNZA, Honours Bachelor of Arts-English-UNISA and a Master of Education English and Literature-Solusi University-Zimbabwe, among others. Called to teaching-been teaching English Language and Literature-my province, throughout my life. Currently Chief Examiner-Literature in English paper 1-Examinations Council of Zambia. A lover of music ,with a bias towards Roots Reggae, Rock, Blues, Jazz, the Zairean(DRC) Rhumba and Zambian Kalindula. Favorite genre of Literature, Poetry and the Short Story. Loves traveling.