As Long As Trees Take Root in the Earth

As Long As Trees Take Root in the Earth

These music-infused texts, beautifully translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson and supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, appear together in English for the first time.

Author: Alain Mabanckou

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ISBN: 0857428772

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A hopeful, music-infused poetry collection from Congolese poet Alain Mabanckou. These compelling poems by novelist and essayist Alain Mabanckou conjure nostalgia for an African childhood where the fauna, flora, sounds, and smells evoke snapshots of a life forever gone. Mabanckou's poetry is frank and forthright, urging his compatriots to no longer be held hostage by the civil wars and political upheavals that have ravaged their country and to embrace a new era of self-determination where the village roosters can sing again. These music-infused texts, beautifully translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson and supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, appear together in English for the first time. In these pages, Mabanckou pays tribute to his beloved mother, as well as to the regenerative power of nature, and especially of trees, whose roots are a metaphor for the poet's roots, anchored in the red earth of his birthplace. Mabanckou's yearning for the land of his ancestors is even more poignant because he has been declared persona non grata in his homeland, now called Congo-Brazzaville, due to his biting criticism of the country's regime. Despite these barriers, his poetry exudes hope that nature's resilience will lead humankind on the path to redemption and reconciliation.
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The Cyclop dia Or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature By Abraham Rees with the Assistance of Eminent Professional Gentlemen Illustrated with Numerous Engravings by the Most Disinguished Artists In Thirthy nine Volumes Vol 1 39

The Cyclop  dia  Or  Universal Dictionary of Arts  Sciences  and Literature  By Abraham Rees      with the Assistance of Eminent Professional Gentlemen  Illustrated with Numerous Engravings  by the Most Disinguished Artists  In Thirthy nine Volumes  Vol  1    39

where these trees grow naturally , the acorns are , in times of trees should be cut off , which will render them ... and are very proper for a wilderkept too long out of the ground , they seldom grow at all . ness in large gardens ...

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ISBN: IBNF:CF990983878

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Page: 384

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Commercial Relations of the United States

Commercial Relations of the United States

To fortify the roots against injury from cold and other causes a fertilizer should be used when planting trees ... new rootlets will be thrown out , and these , as soon as the tree is transferred , will quickly take to the earth .

Author: United States. Bureau of Foreign Commerce

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ISBN: SRLF:A0002595569

Category: Consular reports

Page: 616

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The complete Farmer

The complete Farmer

OAK OAK O AK , a tree well known , and one of the principal | plant to the places where they are to remain ; for it ... fown as foon as poffible after they are ripe ; for if they are kept too long out of the ground , they feldom grow .

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10214479

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Page: 790

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The Friend

The Friend

The Banian tree brings forth fruit , and am often found a long way from my own fire - side . every thing around us ? ... In such trying and danown roots several yards from the ground : you , made the village windows blaze , and put ...

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ISBN: WISC:89073048803

Category: Society of Friends

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The Geographical Magazine

The Geographical Magazine

allay their thirst with a few drops from some fœtid pool in the hollow of some rotten tree , than take the little ... it sends down long tendrils which descend as straight as plumb - lines until they take root in the earth far away ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11351474

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Page: 470

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Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Scoiety of India

Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Scoiety of India

In such ground the trees soon grow . In a country where water is deficient , kuthul , burhul , lemon , bamboo , jamun , ber , kudum , khoorma , jaephul , sooparee , plantain , grape vines , cocoanut , bel , byr , usok and ketukee trees ...

Author: Agricultural & Horticultural Society of India

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ISBN: NYPL:33433007781614

Category: Agriculture

Page: 278

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All Round the World

All Round the World

I stood still to admire this enormous tree , crew ultimately reached Matchulipatam . which springs from a seed resembling that ... while those of the southern did not issue from the tree , take root in the earth , and increasing cluster ...

Author: W. F. Ainsworth

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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000156906

Category: Voyages around the world

Page: 862

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The Gardeners and Florists Dictionary Or a Complete System of Horticulture To which is Added A Catalogue of Curious Trees Plants and Fruits In Two Volumes By Philip Miller

The Gardeners and Florists Dictionary  Or a Complete System of Horticulture      To which is Added  A Catalogue of Curious Trees  Plants and Fruits      In Two Volumes  By Philip Miller

... where the Roots were grows moft in a Year , there the cut off , it will have drawn maTimber will be the tougheft , ny tender young Roots ; which and the Tree shall have the most will be apt to take Root , and Sap ; as on a Ground ...

Author: Philip Miller

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ISBN: OXFORD:600044522

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Productions of the North Frigid Zone Etc

Productions of the North Frigid Zone  Etc

4 , is one of the most remarkable trees on the earth's surface , for every tree is in itself a forest , and capable of perpetual increase , since each annual shoot of the tree descends and takes root in the earth , forming a new stem ...

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ISBN: BL:A0026430458

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