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Poetry in this pearl is no doubt looking up.The forums are getting stronger and less spaced out.The revolution is indeed getting televised.
Poetic footprints is an anthology of critically acclaimed poems from DICKSON WASAKE who was born and raised in KAMPALA but now lives and works in LONDON.He has also lived in the BAHAMAS where he performed at the SIN QUA NON GALLERY in NASSAU,the BAHAMAS.
What makes rthis book a spectarcular read is the cross-cultural phenomenon that the poet uses to bring out the true pictures of life.
This is a journey in search of true identity and in this journey;love,anguish and joy mingle as easily as people in the streets.On one hand he talks about love had and lost,human injustice,cruelty and a community losing out on all these and on the other hand he talks about music,dance and celebration,his is a particularly careful balance between the negative and the positive.
The collection is only 36 ages and the finest poems by personal opinion would have to be A BATTLE WHERE LIMBS MEET and A LETTER TO MANJERI ON THE MOUNTAIN.Wasake draws his inspitration from W.B YEATS,MAYA ANGELOU,TIMOTHY WANGUSA and MATSUO BASHO.