Traces Of A Life

Edited by Abena Busia
Traces Of A Life

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In TRACES OF LIFE, Busia starts a new genre in praise poetry as a modern griot. Griots are trained oral historians - key figures in West African society who carry the cultural knowledge and identity of each people. The collection is a refreshing departure from the conventional form of written poetry, incorporating aspects of orality in written form. The poems of lamentation and celebration were written for and dedicated to individuals - some famous (including Nelson Mandela and John Lennon) and some unknown.
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In TRACES OF LIFE, Busia starts a new genre in praise poetry as a modern griot. Griots are trained oral historians - key figures in West African society who carry the cultural knowledge and identity of each people. The collection is a refreshing departure from the conventional form of written poetry, incorporating aspects of orality in written form. The poems of lamentation and celebration were written for and dedicated to individuals - some famous (including Nelson Mandela and John Lennon) and some unknown.