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Author Alembong, Nol.

Title Forest echoes : poems / Nol Alembong
Published Mankon, Bamenda : Langaa RPCIG ; [East Lansing, Mich.] : Distributed in N. America by Michigan State University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 76 pages)
Contents Machine generated contents note: Beginning -- Forest -- Forest Echoes -- Crossing -- Living East of the Mungo -- Remembering February 11, 1961 -- Democrat and His Fans -- Sin to Glory -- New Prophets -- Plague -- Tears -- Sleepwalking -- Aerial Tour -- Bamenda -- Harvest Reports -- Tug-of-war -- Harvest Thanksgiving -- Of Good and Bad Dogs -- Saturday Nights off Campus -- Asumpta -- Lebialem -- Bangwa Tiger (For E.A. Aka) -- To an Ambazonian Warrior -- To You, Florence -- Cycles -- Bridging the Atlantic -- Speaking -- Favourite Name -- Song of Awambeh -- Tekwombuo -- Angwa -- Celebration -- Hunting -- Tell Me -- Who Knows? -- Green Call -- Hawks -- Mosquito and Us (Remembering BB) -- Clap -- Revelation
Summary Forest Echoes is a literary quilt revealing a mature poet bestriding generations as he patches together a people's culture, their philosophy, history, along with their attendant woes into a subtle, sometimes disillusioning even, yet purposeful and poignant whole. Nol Alembong is not afraid to be himself in this work: a scholar, teacher, parent, traditionalist and, above all, an Anglophone-Cameroonian. Whatever the case, these are magisterial and equally influential individual traits that have merged into a united whole in forging this poet's identity and concerns as evident from the thematic panorama of the poems. In "Forest Echoes", the title poem, for example, one encounters a poet who, though steeped in his people's struggles, has been able to stand back, watch and evaluate the effects of the interactions of time, events, and society. It is this ability of his, as an involved yet detached observer, along with the trend of events that have scarred his people's lives, which have yielded the powerful emotions that he has assembled in this thematically lush, historically nostalgic, and overwhelmingly evocative collection. - Dr. Emmanuel Fru Doh
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Subject Cameroonian poetry (English)
Genre/Form Poetry.
Poetry.
Form Electronic book
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