A Poetry Archive recording by

Jack Mapanje

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These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

  • 1 -
    "The New Platform Dances"

  • 2 -

  • 3 -
    "When This Carnival Finally Closes"

  • 4 -
    "Making Our Clowns Martyrs"

  • 5 -
    "In Memory of Matthew, 1976"

  • 6 -
    "The House that Florrie Intended"

  • 7 -
    "Sketches of London"

  • 8 -
    "The First Train to Liverpool (Enfield: Liverpool 1, Stoke 0, 1972)"

  • 9 -
    "Travelling in London Tubes"

  • 10 -
    "On Being Asked to Write a Poem for 1979"

  • 11 -

  • 12 -
    "Out of Bounds (Or Our Maternity Asylum)"

  • 13 -
    "Vigil for a Fellow Credulous Captive"

  • 14 -
    "On Banning 'Of Chameleons and Gods' (June 1985)"

  • 15 -
    "The Seasoned Jacarandas of Zomba"

  • 16 -
    "The Famished Stubborn Ravens of Mikuyu"

  • 17 -

  • 18 -
    "Your Tears Still Burning At My Handcuffs, 1991"

  • 19 -
    "Skipping Without Ropes"

  • 20 -
    "The Child that Now Hurts"

  • 21 -
    "It's The Speed That Matters, My Dear Padre"

  • 22 -

  • 23 -
    "Now That Sept. 11 Should Define Mr Western Civilization..."


Select bibliography

  • Oral Poetry from Africa (editor with Landeg White), Longman 1983 - out of print
  • Summer Fires: New Poetry of Africa (editor with Angus Calder and Cosmo Pieterse, African Writers Series), Heinemann Educational 1983 - out of print
  • Of Chameleons and Gods, Heinemann 1981 & 1991
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  • The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu Prison, Heinemann, 1993
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  • Skipping Without Ropes, Bloodaxe Books 1998
  • The African Writers' Handbook, (editor with James Gibbs), African Books Collective 1999 - out of print
  • Gathering Seaweed: African Prison Writing (editor), Heinemann International 2002 - out of print
  • The Last of the Sweet Bananas: New and Selected Poems, Bloodaxe Books in association with The Wordsworth Trust 2004
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  • An African Thunderstorm & Other Poems (editor), East African Publishing House (Nairobi) 2004
  • Jack Mapanje Reading from his Poems, The Poetry Archive 2005
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  • Elegy Wrote in an English Churchyard Wordsworth Trust, 2005
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  • Beasts of Nalunga, Bloodaxe 2007
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