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On the Shoulder of Marti

Donald Burness
ISBN: 978-0-89410-768-9
1996/203 pages


This collection of fiction and poetry, written by members of the military forces sent by Castro to help defeat the South Africa-backed regime in Angola, reflects the realities of painful years in Africa. The material is laced together by Burness’ narrative of past and present wars and rebellions.


Donald Burness was coordinator of the English Program at Frankin Pierce University. Two of his books, A Horse of White Clouds and Echoes of the Sunbird, have won Kwanzaa awards from the Africa Network. His publications also include Critical Perspectives on Lusophone Literature from Africa.