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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.

 

Which Way? by Frank Chipasula

 

Going to Meet That Mountain by Frank Chipasula

 

Spick-and-Span by Frank Chipasula

 

Standing Tall by Frank Chipasula

 

Windbreakers and Skyscrapers by Frank Chipasula

 

The Wheel by Frank Chipasula

 

As The Wheel Turns by Frank Chipasula

 

A Haven Of Peace? by Frank Chipasula

 

Built Upon Solid Rocks by Frank Chipasula

 

They Chose Loneliness by Frank Chipasula

 

The Forest Dwellers by Frank Chipasula

 

The Sins Of Apartheid by Frank Chipasula

 

Tamoja's Hair Salon by Frank Chipasula

 

Escape From The Truth by Frank Chipasula

 

The Silent Stones by Frank Chipasula

 

In The Land of Gold... by Frank Chipasula

 

Lost in the Bush by Frank Chipasula

 

Historic Grand Rose Hotel by Frank Chipasula

 

On The Way To The Flower Market by Frank Chipasula

 

Always Greener On The Other Side by Frank Chipasula

 

Please Don't Cage The Light by Frank Chipasula

 

Tattered But Not Shattered by Frank Chipasula

 

We Are All The Same by Frank Chipasula

 

Stop And Touch Your Past by Frank Chipasula

 

...and prick up your ears by Frank Chipasula

 

Steel Ribs And Concrete Mast by Frank Chipasula

 

Low Tide In Durban South Africa by Frank Chipasula

 

Porsche In KwaZulu by Frank Chipasula

 

Impenetrable Beauty by Frank Chipasula

 

Strange Fruit by Frank Chipasula

 

A Hippo Family by Frank Chipasula

 

Yes I'm Real by Frank Chipasula

 

A Gentle But Dangerous Giant by Frank Chipasula

 

Ask No Questions by Frank Chipasula

 

The Original Big Bird by Frank Chipasula

 

Please Come Right In by Frank Chipasula

 

Open Twenty-Four Hours by Frank Chipasula

 

Welcome To My Castle by Frank Chipasula

 

Master Weaver by Frank Chipasula

 

A Loud Flower by Frank Chipasula

 

The Showy Lily by Frank Chipasula

 

Lilies In A Warm Wind by Frank Chipasula

 

Orange and Yellow by Frank Chipasula

 

Orange and Yellow II by Frank Chipasula

 

Behold The Flower by Frank Chipasula

 

Flight From The Mountain by Frank Chipasula

 

This Imposing Table by Frank Chipasula

 

Another Face of Table Mountain by Frank Chipasula