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Tchicaya U Tam'si

Congolese writer Tchicaya U Tam'Si was born in 1931. He was the author of numerous plays, novels, & poetry collections. His novel The Madman & the Medusa is available from CARAF Books / Univeristy of Virginia Press. Another poem of his, "The Treasure," also in Pierre Joris' translation, appeared in the second volume of Poems for the Millennium. He died in 1988.

Poems:

The Belly Remains (translated by Pierre Joris)