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The Broken Word

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An extraordinary poetic sequence that animates and illuminates the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya in the 1950s, eventually becoming a meditation on the inheritance of conflict and its consequences. It is a thrillingly original, profound and lyrical work.

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"A first-class, word-perfect, brilliant debut." - Craig Raine

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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: The Broken Word: An Epic Poem of the British Empire in Kenya, and the Mau Mau Uprising Against It (Poets, Penguin)
Author(s): Adam Foulds
ISBN: 0-14-311809-9 / 978-0-14-311809-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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April 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: The Broken Word
Author(s): Adam Foulds
ISBN: 0-224-08444-5 / 978-0-224-08444-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Broken Word: Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2008 and the Somerset Maugham Award 2009
Author(s): Adam Foulds
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK