Beware the Drives

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African Books Collective, 2008 - Poetry - 65 pages
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This collection of verse, which has mostly short poems, some of which are two-liners, is an outcome of several years of keen observation of the very nature of man. The observation brought this writer to the conclusion that man is dominated by fear and in his effort to conquer it, he resorts to unbridled aggression. Such aggression has been very instrumental in much of the success that humanity has been able to achieve, so far. But at the same time, the same aggression in man's nature has been responsible for the pleasure he takes in the ruthless destruction of his own kind, the environment in which he cushions himself, plants and animals. Sammy Oke Akombi is Cameroonian, born in Tinto, Manyu Division. He was educated at the Teachers colleges in Batibo and Nyasoso respectively, the Bilingual Grammar School, Buea, the University of Lagos, Nigeria and the University of Warwick, U.K. He holds an M.A in ELT and is an honorary Fellow in Writing of the University of Iowa, USA. He is currently the Director of the Southwest Provincial Linguistic Centre, Buea, Cameroon. He is author of The Raped Amulet and The Woman Who Ate Python & Other Stories.
 

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