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In Rise Like Lions, Booker Prize winning writer Ben Okri has compiled a collection of poems that celebrate the many voices of politics, from polemics and rallying cries to lyrics and meditations. Many of these poems have resonated with readers over lifetimes and through generations, from William Blake to Marvin Gaye. In exploring the impact political poems have on ideas, vision, protest, change and truth, Okri demonstrates how the need for this strand of poetry is as great as it has ever been, and its inspiration just as powerful.

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Good, Interesting and Contemplative Read

Good collection of poems. Interesting commentary at the beginning of each chapter. Contemplative reading of poems that allows for deep engagement.

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Outstanding book of narrated poetry

As a poet myself I found this collection of poetry a must. Well compiled well read, great choice of voices, it really is poetry for the many a must for activists and lovers of poetry!