Snatched from the Grave

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African Books Collective, 2010 - Poetry - 62 pages
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Snatched from the Grave, an exciting and provocative collection of 46 poems, traces the path taken by the protagonist to find real lifelong satisfaction and peace in a turbulent, perilous and ruthless world. The poems fire the imagination and generate thought around questions of existence and belief as they call on the reader to re-examine him/herself in order to live a meaningful life.
  

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Contents

YOU CAN CALL ME NAMES
1
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
3
DELIVERED
4
OCTOBER 16TH 1993
6
EXTRAORDINARY LOVE
7
DESERTION
9
THE GRACEFULNESS OF A NEW LIFE
11
I WISH YOU COULD UNDERSTAND
12
UNMOVED
35
KILL THE BEAST
37
I BELIEVE
38
CAST THE FIRST STONE
39
MY ACHILLES HEEL
40
STORMY WEATHER
41
DYED IN GRAFT
43
STILL HUMAN
44

WHY I BEAT THE DRUM
13
KICK PHILOSOPHY
15
WALK THE PATH TOO
16
I WILL CONTINUE DRUMMING
18
STICKING ON
19
WE ALL DAYDREAM
21
YOU TOO CAN LAUGH
22
CHANGE COURSE
23
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
25
BETTER THE CROSS
27
RIPE FOR CIRCUMCISION
28
REFUGE IN THE LIGHT
30
JUMP IN NOW
31
THANK YOU
32
TRANSFORMED
33
SINCE I CROSSED OVER
34
MY ATONEMENT
45
IN THE STORM BUT
46
HANDICAPPED
47
SINGING FOR JOY
49
LEMONS OF BELONGING
50
ARROW IN MY HEART
51
MY CHASSIS
53
CRASH ODOUR
54
LEANING FULL WEIGHT
55
MATURITY
57
LOOK BEYOND YOUR NOSE
58
SWINGING LOW
59
LIFELONG SATISFACTION
61
Back Cover
65
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About the author (2010)

John Ngong Kum Ngong was born in Esu, Menchum Division, North West Region of Cameroon. He attended Cameroon Protestant College Bali, Bilingual Grammar School Molyko, Buea and the University of YaoundeT. He holds a Masters degree in African Literature and a Certificate in Reading in a foreign Language from the University of Birmingham, England. Winner of the 1st Eduart Bate Besong Ward for Poetry in 2007 for Walls of Agony.

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