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Frank Chipasula

Frank Chipasula

Makanda, IL

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Frank M. Chipasula is a Malawian poet, editor, fiction writer and founder of Brown Turtle Press [www.brownturtlepress.com]. Currently Professor of Africana Studies, he has held the first Judge William Holmes Cook Professorship in the department at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and taught at Howard University, Tamkang University in Tamsui, Taiwan, University of Nebraska at Omaha, St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, Brown and Yale Universities. He was the English Editor for NECZAM Ltd., the former national publishers of Zambia in Lusaka and, as an undergraduate student at the University of Malawi, he freelanced on the M.B.C. (Malawi Broadcasting Corporation) in Blantyre, Malawi. Chipasula's Visions and Reflections (1972) was the first book of Malawian poetry in English, followed by O Earth, Wait for Me (1984), Nightwatcher, Nightsong (1986) and Whispers in the Wings: New and Selected Poems (1991). He is currently working on The Burning Rose: New and (Re)Selected Poems. He has also edited When My Brothers Come Home: Poems from Central and Southern Africa (1985), (with Stella) The Heinemann Book of African Women’s Poetry (1995) and Bending the Bow: An Anthology of African Love Poetry (2009). His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, newspapers and anthologies in English, French, Spanish and Chinese in Africa, Europe, U.S.A., South America and Asia where they are also studied in high schools, colleges and universities. Among his current fiction and prose projects are several novels and his memoirs of exile.

 

Spread Your Wings - 2 by Frank Chipasula

 

Diving for the Nectar by Frank Chipasula

 

Spread Your Wings - 1 by Frank Chipasula

 

Butterfly - 4 by Frank Chipasula

 

Butterfly - 3 by Frank Chipasula

 

Butterfly - 2 by Frank Chipasula

 

Butterfly - 1 by Frank Chipasula

 

Makanda Solar Eclipse 2017 - IV by Frank Chipasula

 

Makanda Solar Eclipse 2017 - III by Frank Chipasula

 

Makanda Solar Eclipse 2017 - II by Frank Chipasula

 

Makanda Total Solar Eclipse 2017 by Frank Chipasula

 

The Good Mother by Frank Chipasula

 

A Grim Reminder by Frank Chipasula

 

A Dome In Durban by Frank Chipasula

 

Trust The Mirror by Frank Chipasula

 

What The Bird Knows... by Frank Chipasula

 

The Gentle Chief by Frank Chipasula

 

Zulu Poems by Frank Chipasula

 

Shield And Spear Street Lamp by Frank Chipasula

 

Dangerous Beauty by Frank Chipasula

 

Keep It Up Ethekwini by Frank Chipasula

 

You Know That You Are... by Frank Chipasula

 

You Earned It... by Frank Chipasula

 

A Beautiful Trash Can In Durban by Frank Chipasula

 

Innocent Beauty by Frank Chipasula

 

A Free Bottle Brush by Frank Chipasula

 

Jacaranda Blossoms by Frank Chipasula

 

After A Refreshing Shower... by Frank Chipasula

 

Life Is Sweet by Frank Chipasula

 

Guarding The Ladies In Red by Frank Chipasula

 

A Beautiful Loo Door by Frank Chipasula

 

Harmony by Frank Chipasula

 

Miracles In The Sand by Frank Chipasula

 

A Love Song In Soft White Beads by Frank Chipasula

 

Heading South by Frank Chipasula

 

Beyond Recognition... by Frank Chipasula

 

Listening To The Jet's Song by Frank Chipasula

 

Home At Last by Frank Chipasula

 

Express Photo Point Studio by Frank Chipasula

 

Going Down Chip Highway by Frank Chipasula

 

The Gentle Jacarandas of Blantyre by Frank Chipasula

 

A Flower Blooms In The Warm Heart Of Africa by Frank Chipasula

 

A Perfect Blossom For Your Hair by Frank Chipasula

 

A Shy Rose in Malawi by Frank Chipasula

 

Bloom On You Sweet Malawian Rose by Frank Chipasula

 

Ah The Hills Of Home by Frank Chipasula

 

A Sweet Sunset by Frank Chipasula

 

A Malawian Shop by Frank Chipasula