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Ivy Leaf | Summer 2018 » Books » Wesley’s “The River is Rising” to be reissued

Patricia Wesley’s The River is Rising to be reissued

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, associate professor of English, has signed a contract with Wings Press in San Antonio, Texas, for the reissue of The River is Rising: Poems. In addition to the original poetry, the expanded and redesigned edition includes new poems written since 2016.

Originally published in 2007, The River is Rising, went out of print in 2013. The book continues to be reviewed by scholars and is important to conversations about poetry and Diaspora Africa. The book also captures historical events of the Liberian civil war such as the infamous massacre in Monrovia’s St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where Liberian government troops ordered the killing of more than 700 refugees on July 29, 1990.

The reissue is scheduled for 2019.