As Good As Mango
5.25 x 8, 92 pp.
Pub Date: 02/08/2012
Price:        $15.95


Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press

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As Good As Mango

As Good as Mango is a journey told in the sensual language of blues and jazz. It moves from the landscape of colonial Africa into the colonial American South, and into the present. The hauntings of the past come alive with echoes of unclaimed history.
The poems in this collection simultaneously affirm and inspect black identity — and identity in general. These are the poems of the bitter/sweet taste on the tongues of exiles searching for home.


Recipient of the 2010 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, ANAND PRAHLAD is the author of  Hear My Story and Other Poems. He has published critical studies on Black folklore, including Reggae Wisdom: Proverbs in Jamaican Music. He teaches folklore, film, and poetry at the University of Missouri, Columbia.


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