ISBN 9789956792108
Pages 90
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2015
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Nuptials At Vespers And Other Strains

by John Ngong Kum Ngong

Another exciting and confrontational poetry collection by the award-winning poet, John Ngong Kum Ngong. Nuptials At Vespers And Other Strains is his eighth collection of 44 poems. These poems particularly handle questions of identity, delineating the poet-persona's struggle to detach himself from the bard and be like any ordinary person in society. After a bootless tussle and a depression, he makes friends with the poet .Together they view their situation as a marriage and a prison full of pain, torture and suffering. They desire to end their affliction fighting together. There is a hint of regret, disappointment and even bitterness but the prevailing mood of love and concern spell hope in darkness.

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About the Author

John Ngong Kum Ngong

John Ngong Kum Ngong was born in Esu, Menchum Division, North West Region of Cameroon. He attended Cameroon Protestant College Bali, Bilingual Grammar School Molyko, Buea and the University of Yaoundé. He holds a Masters degree in African Literature and a Certificate in Reading in a foreign Language from the University of Birmingham, England. Winner of the 1st EduArt Bate Besong Award for Poetry in 2007 for Walls of Agony, John Ngong Kum Ngong has equally published Battle for Survival (play, 2006) and Chants of a Lunatic (poetry, 2007) all with Editions Clé. He is presently Principal of Government Bilingual High School Etoug – Ebe, Yaoundé.

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