Homage and Courtship: Romantic Stirrings of a Young Man
"Here is collection of sixty-two beautifully crafted poems on some of the deepest of human emotions. The striking force of the poems lies in the intriguing relarionship between romanticism and romance. Ambanasom's romanticism is concerned with the concept of nature as a universal being or a cosmic entity, nostalgia, the attempt to link his childhood with the present and the future, and the response to nature at different levels of his development. In the poet of romance there is a more direct expression of basic human emorions, in particular of love that is enchanting, possessing, seductive, and alluring. We find in the poems, love that is reciprocal and imbued with constancy and understanding." John Nkemngong Nkengasong, Writer And Critic, University Of Yaounde 1
"Ambanasom inserts the appropriate word for the appropriate emotion, using images to clothe his thought, images assembled from things actually seen and untimately known. His poetry achieves music and rhythm through diction, alliteration, repetition, assonance and the rhythmic cadence of the structure of some of the poems. This, to my mind, constitutes its force."---Eunice Ngongkum, Senior Lecturer, Department Of African Literature, University Of Yaqunde 1
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