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Fire in the Soul: Poetry for Human Rights

by Edited by Dinyar Godrej
£9.99   paperback  New Internationalist Publications Ltd (2009)

Fire in the Soul: Poetry for Human Rights by Edited by Dinyar Godrej In all its fluid and flexible forms, poetry has a vitality that can reflect the range of rights voices.
 
Here are poems about equality, about freedom of speech, peace, dignity, respect, and justice. They are as much about assertiveness and hope as they are about injustice and the outrages that scar human history.
 
Includes poems by: Adonis, Anna Akhmatova, Margaret Atwood, Paul Celan, Nazim Hikmet, Taslima Nasrin, Pablo Neruda, Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, Adrienne Rich, Ken Saro-Wiwa and Wislawa Szymborska.

"This collection makes an important contribution to the literature of which it forms a part. It is both a landmark and a profoundly involving act of collective witness."
(Andrew Motion, Britain's Poet Laureate, 1999 to 2009)
"Many of these poems have grown out of horrifying circumstances, yet they succeed in being a heart-warming testament to the resilience and creativity of the human spirit. This is a beautiful, powerful and informative collection."
(Kate Allen, Director, Amnesty International UK)

ISBN 13: 9781906523169 | ISBN 10: 1906523169