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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.


The Belly Remains (translated by Pierre Joris)