Silent Voices

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African Books Collective, 2011 - Poetry - 101 pages
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This collection of poems spans a wide range of themes and subjects, including culture, politics, socio-economics, environment, and human rights. The poems are a reflection of Ekpe Inyang's close contact with and passionate observation of society, as well as his generous sharing of life experiences and personal philosophy. Ekpe's poetic journey started in 1992, and some of the poems in this collection have been published in national and internal newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and journals.
 

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Contents

Terrible Weather
1
The Dying Land
2
Freedom for All
3
Bonus
4
Up Korup
5
The Moonlit Night
6
Oppression
7
Greed
8
Naijar
51
Pa Masango
52
Sangara
53
Searching for Market
55
Prey Now Predator
56
Prize for Gallantry
57
His True Identity
58
Guarded By Thirtytwo White Warders
59

Deceit
9
Weep Not
10
Moki
11
The Chronic Gossip
12
Winter Air in Glasgow
14
Cheer Up Brother
16
Franklin
17
Cry of the Woodpecker
18
Dramatists and Poets As Rebels
19
Lifethreatening Fever
21
Wrapped in Poverty
22
The Cave
23
Swollen with Pride
24
Death
25
No Budget
26
No Pay
27
Kill the Devil
28
From Flower to Flower
29
The Bees
31
Man and Ego
32
Vision in Conservation
33
Pollution at Work
34
Code of Law and Order
35
Stay Calm
36
If Peace Must Reign
38
Budding Talent
39
Bad Boy
42
Lazy Boy
43
Flowing Like a Stream
44
A Researcher Is
45
Cry of Mother Ndian
47
What a Strange World
50
Cant Change History
60
True African Woman
61
Mystery Drummers
62
Hail Mandela
63
Natural Union
64
Renko
65
Demigodism
67
The Dark Hour Before Twilight
68
Bakossi Landscape
69
Mother Earth
71
Debtors of Our Children
73
Leaves Me Confused
74
Poorly Taught
75
Knowledge
76
Getting into the Ethical
77
The Power of Power
78
The River Between
79
Shadows of the Distant Past
81
River Ohompe
83
Baton of Command
84
Big Brother Africa 5
85
Ogeto
87
Okadaman
88
Hurdles
89
Fatal Heat
90
Lameness Is Weakness
91
End Journey Edge
93
Double Standards
100
Quick to Bless
101
Back cover
103
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