Paperback: 101 pages
Publication Date: June, 2015
"Mphande has enriched not only the national poetry of Malawi, but also African and contemporary world poetry."
--World Literature Today
"No one paints physical Malawi better than Mphande; no one is quite sensitive to the scattered graces of its hills and waters."
"From the experience of voluntary-physical external exile Mphande wistfully recollects and expresses memories of home in his poetry."
"Mphande's style is contemplative and strongly descriptive ... He has a keen eye and sharp ear, and his poems teem with sensuous images [that] often produce the effect of spontaneous movement and sound in rural landscapes, which he loves to paint in words."
"If readers (especially African) should come to poetry by way of Lupenga Mphande's [poetry], they would not complain that poetry is difficult, obscure, dull and only meant for academics in the ivory tower. Rather they find poetry a very interesting subject."
Frank Porter Graham Professor of Africana Studies,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA