Commentaries - January 2016

Stu Watson: A Review of NINE by Anne Tardos

· Paperback: 148 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-226-6


Twenty-six items from Special Collections

Exhibit 'A': Swahili.

Exhibit 'A': Swahili. (Ahmad Nassir bin Juma Bhalo, "A bone is not cookable," and "Though you toast the popcorn")

Bibliography: Poems from Kenya: Gnomic Verses in Swahili by Ahmad Nassir bin Juma Bhalo, translated and edited by Lyndon Harries (University of Wisconsin Press, 1966). ¶ The front flap of the dust jacket includes a picture of the poet. He looks about thirty. The book includes the Swahili originals en face.

Two poems: "A Bone Is Not Cookable" ["Haupikiki Mfupa"], page 24 ff., and "Though You Toast the Popcorn" ["Mungazikaanga Bisi"], page 126 ff.

Samuel R. Delany's reviews of 'Star Wars'

Samuel Delany reviewed the first Star Wars movie in Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy (1977). Alex Weheliye has made a copy available here.  And here, posted by Delany himself on Facebook, is his review of the new film, episode 7, The Force Awakens.