Dirges for my homeland is a collection of poems inspired by the experiences of the author with the Liberian civil war and his life as a refugee in the diaspora. Saah?s poems on war are chillingly powerful, poignant and moving. He uses his work to promote peace and reconciliation among his fellow Liberians and other war-affected populations. He writ's passionately about his experiences in the Liberian civil war, as well as about his hopes and dreams for peacetime Liberia. Saah writ's with flare and simplicity that transports his readers to scenes of his experiences. He hopes his work would inspire other war-affected people to use similar gifts. Saah has shared his poems with large and small audiences in the Europe, Africa and the USA. He was a guest on the BBC (once on Network Africa and twice on the Art House program in 1997) broadcasting to millions around Africa and the rest of the world. He was also a guest poet on WBUR Boston in 2003. Some of his poems, including, ?Little Boy Soldier?, ?When it is calm again?, and ?The Unwilling Soldier? have been translated into two languages (Dutch and Arabic) and published in various magazines.
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May 11, 2004
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