ISBN 9789956579631
Pages 110
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2011
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Silent Voices

by Ekpe Inyang

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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Reviews

“… a dense collection of poems that treat several issues in a multi-faceted manner. The poet employs sharp imagery, salient symbols and succinct metaphors, among other devices, to unearth the whirlwinds of his mind, calling on society’s attention aloud, lest he explodes. Indeed, Ekpe Inyang’ Silent Voices provokes sealed lips to venture sane discussions on the growth of mankind.”

Mathew Takwi, Poet & Playwright

“Ekpe Inyang’s Silent Voices are in fact not silent voices but eloquent and powerful voices blasting hate, prescribing love; combating oppression, recommending freedom; chastising extravagance, proposing modesty; and denouncing ugliness, and hailing beauty. This juxtaposition is a moving testimony of the poet’s all embracing themes of human predicaments and hopes. It is the bedrock of his poetic sublimity – a sublimity that he expresses with great dexterity in both free verse and the more demanding classical verse. The poetry is insightful, succinct, inviting and highly graphic – great poetry.”

Alobwed’Epie, novelist, poet, critic and Professor of Literature, University of Yaounde 1
About the Author

Ekpe Inyang

Ekpe Inyang hails from Korup and holds an MSc degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He has many years of experience, having worked, in different capacities, with the World Wide Fund for Nature, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Pan African Institute for Development—West Africa (PAID-WA) in Cameroon. He is author of several scientific articles and textbooks on environmental education, and has distinguished himself as a committed playwright. The Hill Barbers is his eighth play. His other plays are: Professor Adoniah, Beware, The Sacred Forest, The Swamps, The Game, Water Na Life, and The Last Hope

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