Title

Emerging Perspectives on Syl Cheney-Coker

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2014

Comments

The link provided is to Hope College's catalog. To check for copies in your library visit WorldCat or purchase this title directly from the publisher at http://www.africaworldpressbooks.com/servlet/Detail?no=1150.

Abstract

Syl Cheney-Coker is generally regarded as Sierra Leone’s leading writer. Indeed, he is one of the most accomplished and challenging writers to have emerged from Africa in recent years and his works have deservedly won several literary awards. A versatile artist who excels in both poetry and prose and whose influences range from Africa, to Latin America , to Europe, he is arguably the most prolific, complex, popular and misunderstood poet to have come from Sierra Leone. His poems demonstrate a tendency to use poetry as vehicle to vent his emotions. He is also a literary artist who is as much concerned about the role of the artist in society as with the nature, purpose and function of art.