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dc.contributor.authorSallah, Momodouen
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-18T09:38:51Z
dc.date.available2018-09-18T09:38:51Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-15
dc.identifier.citationSallah, M. (2018) The Dictator and the Heretic. Global Hands Publishing: Leicesteren
dc.identifier.isbn9780995646025
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/16581
dc.description.abstractBuilding on the author’s first poetry book, Innocent Questions, this collection of poems as implied in the title The Dictator and the Heretic, muses and ruminates on the way things are and the need to question the logic of convention. In a poignant, palpable and provocative way, the author pierces the sacred “logic of the system” and with his rhyme and lyrics, lays bare a range of themes: corruption, exploitation and dependency in Africa; surviving under dictatorship and oppression; post-colonialism and decolonisation; the beauty of Africa; love, heartbreak and hopelessness; and struggle, both internal and external. Using a range of powerful poetry techniques, the author refuses to surrender and instead promotes heresy against a heartless, soulless system of exploitation, unashamedly. Readers will be introduced to critical counter orthodoxy ways of knowing and being; and new ways of perceiving and understanding their constructions of reality if they are able to find the treasures buried in this collection of poems.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGlobal Hands Publishingen
dc.subjectPoetryen
dc.subjectAfrican poetryen
dc.subjectpostcolonialen
dc.subjectBlack poetryen
dc.subjectmodern poetryen
dc.titleThe Dictator and the Hereticen
dc.typeBooken
dc.peerreviewedNoen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2018-08-01en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justiceen


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