Bleeding Red: Cameroon in Black and White

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African Books Collective, 2010 - Poetry - 58 pages
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Bill NDI's Bleeding Red: Cameroon in Black and White is another masterpiece from a poet with a deeply political vision. This collection of poems with Cameroon as the particular focal point is a paragon of socio-political and cultural alertness in verse that will get every reader on their toes. Bill NDI's world is fraught with topsy-turvydom. It is a world darkened by experience and a keen sense of the wrongs plaguing his beloved country. He points out, without preaching, where it all went wrong, how it can, or what it will take to, be redeemed. The acerbity of Bill NDI's criticism runs from the very first poem of the collection 'Anthem for Essingang' through 'The Promise' to the very last one 'Papa Ngando Yi Mimba for Camelun'. What a clime characterised by a "clan of mbokos, clan of bandits"! It is just natural that as they perpetrate "death and sadness" in his beloved fatherland, nothing but "disgrace", "great shame", and "repudiation" awaits th'vem for evermore.
 

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Contents

ANTHEM FOR ESSIGANG
1
KAMERUNS AUGUST VISITOR
2
THORNY ROSE
3
THE FALL OF BAKASSI
4
ENCOUNTERS
5
PSEUDOPSEUDO EPHOR
6
OUR SUCCESS
7
HERITAGE
8
THE NEW SAUL
30
ETOUDI ROYAL RAT
32
GHOST LION
33
LANGSTON EYE
34
ETHICAL CRIMINAL
35
TROPICAL JOLT
36
GOOD OLD LADY LIBERTY
37
SOUP KINGDOM
38

POPE OF CAMSIMA
9
DREDGING MOKOLO MARKET
10
ASSASSINATING DEMOCRACY INSURGENCE
11
GORJI GUANO
12
THE REAL GUANO
13
FROM THEN TO DATE
14
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95
16
CAMEROON 2008 ROBBER IN THE NATION
17
GAB ARTISTS OF AFRICA
18
BIRTHDAY PARTY 2008
19
TOXIC WASTE AT HOME
20
YEARS GONE BY
21
SLEEPING FAKO
22
BABY AMBAZONIA
23
C JS CATTLE MARKET
24
A PLACE I CALLED HOME
25
BLOOD TWIXT GREEN YELLOW
28
MARE PROVIDERS
29
DUSTY WITH THE RAINS
39
ONCE A NATION OF GIANTS
40
WEDDING DAY
42
QUIET ALMOST SAD
43
LORD OF GREED
44
A SONG FOR SHEPHERDS
46
FORCED LOCK
47
THE SAD CASE
48
MY BROTHER PHONEY
49
PEACEFUL CAMEROON
50
THE PROMISE
51
SMATTERINGS OF PIDGIN VERSE
53
CHOP CHAIR
55
CONTREE PIPOLE
56
TATANGUMBA AND NCHINDA
57
PAPA NGANDO YI MIMBA FOR CAMELUN
58
Back Cover
61
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About the author (2010)

Dr. Bill F. NDI, poet, playwright & storyteller was born in Bamunka-Ndop, the North West Region of the Cameroons and educated at GBHS Bamenda & Lssos, the University of YaoundT, Nigeria: ABSL, Paris: ISIT, the Sorbonne, Paris VIII & UCP where he obtained his doctorate degree in Languages, Literatures and Contemporary Civilisations.

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