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KEN CHAMPION

 

Paperback 6" x 9" 321 pages ISBN 978-1-291-47885-3  Published October 2013

 

CONTENTS

 

ART HOUSE

VERSTEHEN

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

MRS. GAINES

THE BEAT YEARS

ACHOLI

GEORGE

PEWS

BUNTAH

ANTHROPOLOGY

ARTISAN

FRACTURE

CAFES

EDUCATING RITA

HATS

LAY PREACHER

SEMIOLOGY

STACKS

PSYCHES

PERIOD

BETE NOIR

POETRY WARS

GUNS AND ROSES

TREES

CINEPHILIA

RABBIT REDUX

WINDOWS

VIC

COIFFURES   

GEOGRAPHY

 

Some Critical Comments

ART HOUSE 

‘A beautifully written and poignant story.’ 

Ronna Wineberg, Bellevue Literary Review (’06)

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS 

‘In this story Ken Champion provides highly developed characters that contemplate their relationship to Christ, to culture and to each other. His character, Steve, develops a relationship with a younger African student, Thandi Mnede. Even when these characters are together, they are worlds apart, Steve’s s sense of isolation deriving from his intellectualized disbelief in faith.’

Monica K. Mankin, The Literary Magazine Review, University of Wisconsin (’06) 

THE BEAT YEARS 

‘I found some beautiful writing here.’

Susie Reynolds, Chimera (’06) 

FRACTURE 

‘I really do like this story. He deals with a potentially melodramatic ending with real elegance and lightness of touch. The last two lines are heartbreaking.’ 

Jonathan Ware, Silkworms Ink (’10)

VERSTEHEN

‘I think his work is amazing.’ 

Sarah Kayss, Post Poetry Magazine (’12)

 

Ken Champion is an internationally published poet and writer whose work has appeared in over 150 magazines and anthologies. He has two pamphlets, African Time (2002) and Cameo Poly (2004) and a full collection, But Black And White Is Better (2008, reprinted 2010) all published by Tall Lighthouse. His fiction has been published in literary journals in the USA and extensively in the UK and he is a Profiled Poet for South Magazine and reviewer for Write Out loud.  A selection of his poems and fiction can be found at The Poetry Library and at www.kenchampion.org.uk

Ken lectures in sociology and lives in London..

 

 

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