The Cowrie Necklace
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The Cowrie Necklace

A Collection of Poems

Tikum Mbah Azonga

The Cowrie Necklace is a graphic account of the struggle for meaning in life. The poems are a carefully woven sizzling and cracking attempt to mirror society. The poet runs a long and wide gamut of poetic themes which include the intricacies of joy and sadness, God and the devil, nature and nurture, good and evil, love, deceit and treachery. The narrative style is reminiscent of Wole Soyinka, Francesco Nditsouna and D.H. Lawrence. The Cowrie Necklace is a “must read”.

ISBN 9789956728756 | 68 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 2013 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

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About the Author

Tikum Mbah Azonga

Tikum Mbah Azonga is by profession a teacher of French and Spanish, a translator-interpreter and a journalist. He has schooled and studied and worked in Cameroon, France and England. While in London he worked as a Press and Public Relations Officer at the London Borough of Barnet and as a journalist for Africa Journal and later West Africa Magazine. Cup Man And Other Stories is his fourth book. The first three were The Wooden Bicycle and Other Stories, Sighs and Whispers from within, and Say No to Aids. He has also co-authored La Bande Fumante and Goutes d`Encre in 2005. He is married with children.

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