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And crocodiles are hungry at night : a memoir, by Jack Mapanje

Label
And crocodiles are hungry at night : a memoir
Title
And crocodiles are hungry at night
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Jack Mapanje
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jack Mapanjeʹs memoir is the moving account of his imprisonment by the Malawian state and his struggle to probe the hidden motives behind his arrest. In 1981, Mapanje was a budding poet and scholar; his first collection of poems, Of Chameleons and Gods, had just been published in the prestigious African Writers Series, and his work on linguistics was having an impact on language and literary studies in central Africa and beyond. Just two years later, however, the government ordered the withdrawal of his poetry from all bookshops, libraries, and institutions of learning. And in September 1987, he was arrested and held without charge for nearly four years. This new book recalls those prison years as Mapanje records in his unique voice the terror of arrest, the reality of incarceration, and his daily struggle to retain a solid measure of sanity and spiritual freedom. -- Description from http://www.amazon.com (Jan. 25, 2012)
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
365.45092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
And crocodiles are hungry at night : a memoir, by Jack Mapanje
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A chronicle of a poet's imprisonment under life president Banda of Malawi." -- T.p
  • Foreword by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book one : The hell-hole --- Book two : Hold them tight --- Book three : Lion of Mikuyu --- Book four : Birthday in prison --- Book five : The Edinburgh connection --- Book six : The escape --- Book seven : After twenty-two months --- Book eoght : The Mandela effect --- Book nine : Getting my job back --- Book ten : Goodbye the jacarandas of home
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 435 p.
Isbn
9780956240170
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn752785667
  • (OCoLC)ocn793735839
Label
And crocodiles are hungry at night : a memoir, by Jack Mapanje
Publication
Note
  • "A chronicle of a poet's imprisonment under life president Banda of Malawi." -- T.p
  • Foreword by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book one : The hell-hole --- Book two : Hold them tight --- Book three : Lion of Mikuyu --- Book four : Birthday in prison --- Book five : The Edinburgh connection --- Book six : The escape --- Book seven : After twenty-two months --- Book eoght : The Mandela effect --- Book nine : Getting my job back --- Book ten : Goodbye the jacarandas of home
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 435 p.
Isbn
9780956240170
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn752785667
  • (OCoLC)ocn793735839

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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