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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.

 

Table Mountain by Frank Chipasula

 

Creeping Up The Mountain by Frank Chipasula

 

Remembering Slavery Cape Town by Frank Chipasula

 

A Blue Vuvuzela by Frank Chipasula

 

A Vuvuzela and A Mountain by Frank Chipasula

 

Parliament Building Cape Town by Frank Chipasula

 

The First Dawn In Cape Town by Frank Chipasula

 

Rene Love's Nakita by Frank Chipasula

 

From Bud To Full Bloom by Frank Chipasula

 

A Red Rose by Frank Chipasula

 

You Delight The Eye and Sweeten The Heart by Frank Chipasula

 

Sucking Nectar by Frank Chipasula

 

Wild Beauty by Frank Chipasula

 

Shelter II by Frank Chipasula

 

Shelter I by Frank Chipasula

 

Keeper of the Flame by Frank Chipasula

 

A Few Coins In The Sky by Frank Chipasula

 

Beauty That Will Never Fade by Frank Chipasula

 

Teaching A Gun To Sing Peace by Frank Chipasula

 

Abundance by Frank Chipasula

 

Poetry Is In The Air by Frank Chipasula

 

The Open Hand by Frank Chipasula

 

A Noble Head by Frank Chipasula

 

Adam and Eve by Frank Chipasula

 

Adam In Medellin by Frank Chipasula

 

Eve and Adam by Frank Chipasula

 

Eve In Botero's Garden by Frank Chipasula

 

A City That Poetry Rebuilt by Frank Chipasula

 

A Chapel Shrine by Frank Chipasula

 

Chapel Shrine Detail by Frank Chipasula

 

Serving A Higher Power by Frank Chipasula

 

The Talking Wall by Frank Chipasula

 

Ancient Minds Talking To Us by Frank Chipasula

 

Trickster Spirit by Frank Chipasula

 

Molded By Divine Hands by Frank Chipasula

 

Sacred Vessels by Frank Chipasula

 

A Rusty Sword by Frank Chipasula

 

A Rusty Talker by Frank Chipasula

 

Cherishing Our Gifts - II by Frank Chipasula

 

Cherishing Our Gifts - I by Frank Chipasula

 

Comrade Fatso Takes Cape Town by Frank Chipasula

 

A Little Lightning At Poetry Africa by Frank Chipasula

 

A Fish Stuck In A Tree Trunk by Frank Chipasula

 

An Honorable Bird by Frank Chipasula

 

Imperfect You're Perfect by Frank Chipasula

 

A Whisper Is Loud Enough by Frank Chipasula

 

Soft But Sweet by Frank Chipasula

 

Pale Beauty by Frank Chipasula