ISBN 9789956727261
Pages 96
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2012
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

My Brother, My Sister

by Bill F. NDI, Loretta Burns

The fiery passion and epigrammatic terseness with which Loretta Burns re-enacts her experiences and observations as an African American woman in contemporary America reveal her as a poet of life who transcends the labels African American, feminist, and/or womanist.  Her poetry captures moments and scenes of living that echo her impressions and intuitions of a world trapped between appearance and reality, illusion and disillusion, expectation and realization, the material and the spiritual. Through her deceptive simplicity of diction, she explores the nooks and crannies of her psyche as well as her society's.  It is a poetry written from the depths of the heart that calls attention to the mystery and sacredness of the everyday.  It therefore comes as no surprise that Loretta Burns and Bill F. Ndi, the Cameroonian-born poet with a fierce drive for global peace and the oneness of humanity, should collaborate on a collection of poems.  With vibrancy and a sense of urgency, their lines evoke humanity's perpetual struggle for freedom and its search for meaning.

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About the Authors

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.

Loretta Burns

Loretta Burns is professor of English and department head at Tuskegee University. An Alabama native, she received her bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee, her M.A. from Ohio State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She has also studied at Columbia University and the Sorbonne and conducted research at Harvard and Yale Universities. She has held faculty positions at Fisk University, the University of Florida, and Washington University in St. Louis.

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