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Charles Cantalupo

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Charles Cantalupo

Charles Cantalupo has published two books of translations of Reesom Haile’s poetry:  We Have Our Voice (2000) and We Invented the Wheel (2002), both by Red Sea Press.  With Ghirmai Negash, he has also published Who Needs a Story: Contemporary Eritrean Poetry in Tigrinya, Tigre, and Arabic (Hdri Publishers, 2005).  The author of War and Peace in Eritrean Poetry (Mkuki na Nyota, 2010), Cantalupo has a new memoir:  Joining Africa: From Anthills to Asmara (Michigan State University Press, 2012).  He is Distinguished Professor of English, African Studies, and Comparative Literature at Penn State.  
 

Articles by Charles Cantalupo

The Girl Who Carried a Gun
By Haregu Keleta
When we were children, my older cousin Solomon hopped like a rabbit.  After failing the eighth grade, he started selling animal hides from the country, which he would carry himself or load onto a…
Translated from Tigrinya by Charles Cantalupo & Rahel Asgedom Zere
Unjust Praise
By Ghirmai Yohannes
In the beginningThe spirit movingUpon the face of the watersAnd in the breaking wavesTasted saltAnd I see fields of itDrying on the shore.We let in shallow lakes of seaTo evaporate,And the saltAccumulates…
Translated from Tigrinya by Charles Cantalupo & Ghirmai Negash
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