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Description - Fiere by Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay brings her poetry to Picador with a brilliant new collection that crosses borders Jackie Kay's latest collection is inspired by the journey she undertook to write her memoir, Red Dust Road. Her new poems explore what it means to have roots, specifically roots in different cultures - with old Scots and modern Scots alongside poems inspired by Ibo dialect, and poems inspired by African and European art. Fiere is the old Scots word for friend. It appears in Auld Lang Syne: "And there's a hand my trusty fiere, / And gies a hand o'thine." In this beautiful collection, full of striking voices, African and Scottish poems reach out and shake hands with one another.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780330513371
ISBN-10: 0330513370
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 130mm x 8mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jackie Kay

JACKIE KAY was born in Edinburgh. She is a poet, playwright, novelist and writer of short stories and has enjoyed great acclaim for her work for both adults and children. Her novel Trumpet won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and she has published two further collections of stories with Picador, Why Don't You Stop Talking? and Wish I Was Here. She lives in Manchester.

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