ISBN 9789956578269
Pages 68
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2010
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Bleeding Red

Cameroon in Black and White

by Bill F. NDI

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 them for evermore.

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About the Author

Bill F. NDI

Dr. Bill F. NDI, poet, playwright, storyteller, critic, translator & academic was born in Bamunka-Ndop, the North West Region of Cameroon and educated at GBHS Bamenda & Essos, the University of Yaoundé, Nigeria: ABSU, Paris: ISIT, the Sorbonne, Paris VIII & UCP where he obtained his doctorate degree in Languages, Literatures and Contemporary Civilizations. He has held teaching positions at the Paris School of Languages, the University of the Sunshine Coast at Sippy Downs, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, St Lucia and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He is presently a faculty with the department of English and Foreign Languages at Tuskegee University, Alabama, USA.

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