ISBN 9789956551187
Pages 52
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2020
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

For Greatness and Freedom I Came

Faust or Fast?

by Bill F. Ndi

This poem is a bluesy-jazzy drama replete with metaphor, epic simile, analogy, personification, synecdoche, irony, satire, allegory, imagery, etc. These are some of the constituent ingredients with which the poet explores, vilifies, and turns topical events rocking the first quarter of the twenty-first century inside-out. From the beginning to the end, the poem flows non-stop like a river from its source to its mouth through discursive tensions and tangle of the world of politics: local, national and international.

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"In this volume, Bill F. Ndi is a poet aware of and concerned about the current socio-political psychosis thriving around him, blemishing, choking, and drowning a once-upon-a time beacon turned into a madhouse. Ndi's frustrations are felt in his satiric wit, his luminous erudition savored in the beauty of his style which regurgitates past events and with the present tide, weaves them into an admonishing whole inspired by a disturbing premonition about the blind leading the blind in an otherwise near idyllic abode."

Emmanuel Fru Doh, PhD. Department of English Century College Minnesota, MN USA

"Strikingly powerful; this one sentence book length poem opens human conscience to the ways in which politics and riches destroy people and how humans struggle with being defined by the stigma of past centuries. Gripping and compelling from start to finish."

Maimo Mary Mah, Development Communication Specialist/Consultant

"The poem cuts through societal malfeasance and corruption and delivers an acerbic, yet insightful attack on all that is wrong in the world. The poem throws hot snake oil and venom on evil spilling blood under the guise of religious consumption and browbeating legislators who can't remember their function. The poem is a barbecue feast of sacred cows and reminds of the human decency that was once a staple in a world striving for sanity."

Benjamin Hart Fishkin, Associate Professor of English, Tuskegee University, AL USA

About the Author

Bill F. Ndi

Dr. Bill F. Ndi, poet, playwright, storyteller, critic, translator & Fellow of The Booker T. Washington Leadership Institute is an American-Southern Cameroonian who was educated at GBHS Bamenda & Essos, the University of Yaoundé, Nigeria: ABSU, Paris: ISIT, the Sorbonne, Paris VIII & Cergy-Pontoise where he obtained his doctorate degrees in Languages: Translation and 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 Professor of Modern Languages, Communication and Philosophy at Tuskegee University, Alabama, USA.

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