ISBN 9789956558070
Pages 76
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2007
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Not Yet Damascus

by Emmanuel Fru Doh

Not Yet Damascus celebrates a tumultuous era without patriotic leaders willing to transform their national wastelands into thriving bastions. The collection salutes and queries: a panoramic collection intended for the sensitization of all, hence the simple yet evocative approach.

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Reviews

'Poetry can be therapeutic, allowing the poet to work through issues in life; to find solutions, clarity, comfort, and peace of mind. It provides a vehicle of expression for diverse attitudes and fresh insights. Emmanuel Fru Doh has achieved this feat in this collection of poems Not Yet Damascus. He speaks in a confident tone of prophetic utterances: advising, warning, denouncing, protesting and chiding. His poetry has the twin virtues of relevance and simplicity of diction. He has eschewed the obscurantist ineloquence and syntactic jugglery of traditional poets. Passion, energy and cutting irony are the hallmarks of the poems in the anthology'.

Peter Wuteh Vakunta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

'This is the passionate poetry of a patriotic son of Cameroon. Here is a contemplative, sensitive soul that watches and registers on his emotional meter, and in potent imagery, the terrible damage done to his people, country, and continent.'

Shadrach Ambanasom, Professor of Literature, University of Yaounde I (E.N.S. Annex Bambili), Cameroon
About the Author

Emmanuel Fru Doh

Emmanuel Fru Doh holds a PhD in English (Literature emphasis) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Between 1990 and 1997 he taught African Literature at the University of Yaounde I (ENS Bambili), Cameroon, during which time he established himself as a major voice in Cameroon’s literary arena. An accomplished teacher, poet, and critic, Emmanuel Fru Doh currently teaches in the Department of English at Century College, Minnesota, U.S.A. where he is also Associate Editor of Phantasmagora.

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