ISBN 9789956550524
Pages 60
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2018
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Season of Shadows

by John Ngong Kum Ngong

“In this wide-ranging collection of forty-three poems, John Ngong Kum Ngong undertakes a critical and acerbic diagnosis of the socio-political situation in postcolonial Africa through a deceptively simple, aesthetically complex, and ideologically intriguing style. The multi-facetted and interrelated motifs of ‘shadows’ and ‘seasons’,  together with a plethora of literary devices such as paradox, suspense, metaphors, allusions, personification, irony, satire, humour, and contrast, are the weapons through which the poet drives home his message. The poems, in this collection, are not only politically ‘correct’ but are also artistically profound.” - Zuhmboshi Eric Nsuh, PhD. Lecturer, Literary Critic, and Political Analyst

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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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