A Nation in Labour | by Harriet Anena

A Nation in Labour

by Harriet Anena

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A Nation in Labour is a multitude of voices, a collective protest against the present, and a stubborn belief in the possibility of new ways of being, in Uganda…the tone oscillates from anger to apathy, sometimes it is sarcastic, sometimes persuasive, yet there are times when it is dour and querulous and patronizing. But even then, there is a purpose in the voice, a galvanizing of support, a steely belief in the society’s ability to turn off the cliff and retrace its footsteps.”
– Richard Oduor Oduku (Poet/Writer, Jalada Africa);  Sooo Many Stories

“Harriet Anena’s poems shock the mind in the same way that the Harmattan does on hitting a naked body. Even though we all are stakeholders in our histories, Anena has become a custodian of hers with A Nation in Labour.”
– Tomiwa Ilori; Wawa Book Review

“Harriet Anena is the kind of poet who fights her poetic wars wittily, not in a femi-nazi style, with grandeur, and shadow-punching…Her style of writing is soft and poignant, sometimes fierce and abrasive…She is controversial”
–  Oduor Jagero (Author, True Citizen) The Hinamundi Reviews  

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Harriet Anena (author)

Harriet Anena (author)

Harriet Anena is a poet and writer from Gulu, Uganda. She is the author of A Nation In Labour – a poetry collection. Her poems have been published by Jalada Africa, Prairie Schooner, Lawino Magazine, African Writers Trust, African Sun Press, Babishai Niwe Foundation, the Magunga, among others.In 2013, she was shortlisted for the Ghana Poetry Prize.

Anena’s short stories have featured in the Caine Prize anthology 2013, Sooo Many Stories, Bookslive, KUT and Writivism, among others. She finds great pleasure in bullying words for poetic pleasure.

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Weight 153.087 kg
Dimensions 21.59 x 13.97 x 0.5 cm

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Harriet Anena

Harriet Anena is a poet and writer from Gulu, Uganda. She is the author of A Nation In Labour – a poetry collection. Her poems have been published by Jalada Africa, Prairie Schooner, Lawino Magazine, African Writers Trust, African Sun Press, Babishai Niwe Foundation, the Magunga, among others.In 2013, she was shortlisted for the Ghana Poetry Prize. Anena’s short stories have featured in the Caine Prize anthology 2013, Sooo Many Stories, Bookslive, KUT and Writivism, among others. She finds great pleasure in bullying words for poetic pleasure.