By Edward Ndopu

In All Of Africa Belongs To Me, Edward Ndopu explores faces of political and human stories, invoking compassion and empathy within the reader. This selection of his poems indicates the poet as he quite is: a real son of Africa writing for his turbulent age. With eccentric twists the poems are passionate and emotional, contrasting conflict, freedom, poverty, corruption, violence, loss, tenderness and demise. some of the poems hook up with the writer's legal adventure as a SWAPO detainee in Lubango, Southern Angola, in the course of Namibia's protracted liberation fight and he additionally experiments with searching for a voice for these much less lucky than himself. The poems are written opposed to the backdrop of the complication that almost all Africans conflict on a daily basis in their lives. Ndopu's voice types via bruised truths and reverberant aspect to convey those poems of startling imagery and honesty. All Of Africa Belongs To Me is a landmark within the growing to be oevre of a Namibian poet whose influnce has purely grown over the decades.

Edward Ndopu of Namibia has lived in Canada for almost 20 years. he's some of the most very popular of dwelling Namibian poets. he's flexible, having written poems, performs, brief tales and essays. His paintings appears to be like in lots of journals and anthologies of African poetry. Ndopu used to be the best and the main really experimental of Namibia"s more youthful poets till his debatable imprisonment in 1985. He used to be suspected and falsely accused of being a South African secret agent. SWAPO moved him to a detention camp close to Lubango in Southern Angola, the place he was once stored with others below deplorable, inhumane stipulations. This interrupted his inventive section for numerous years. Ndopu used to be freed in 1989 and again to Namibia as a member of a bunch of just about two hundred SWAPO ex-detainees. After that he performed a trendy position in cultural affairs in Windhoek, and took up journalism, writing for Namibian and South African courses. In Canada, he's a good literary voice for African writing, networking and serving in a number of public projects for the humanities. he's a lot honoured for his paintings and is without doubt one of the major voices between this iteration of cultural interpreters from Africa. Ndopu has simply accomplished a unique, Bridges, and poetry collections, 1000 Tears and The different part Of the Skin

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