Selected Poems of Corsino Fortes

Author(s): Corsino Fortes
Original Publish Date: Apr 21, 2015
Product Number: EB00348885
Released: Apr 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780914671121
Publisher: Archipelago
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Concerned with giving voice to Cape Verdean life, Fortes writes in Cape Verdean Creole - and not just standard Portuguese - a powerful statement reinforcing the islands' distinctive African nature. However, his poems are often written from the perspective of an exile - and themes of exile and redemptive return recur in his work. This collection introduces English readers to Fortes, and the poet's beautiful and unique use of language.