ISBN 9781942876854
Pages 164
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2021
Publisher Spears Media Press, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Shades of Sorrow, Tears and Laughter

by Beatrice Fri Bime

This is a poignant book of witty, reflective, sophisticated, and subversive poems that find meaning in unexpected places. From the woman who reminisces about a past she has left in order to move forward, the last thoughts of a young man in a land in turmoil, the girl who faces hurt and betrayal, to the dead man who visits his funeral and mocks the mourners - teaching us vital lessons about life and death, Beatrice Fri Bime offers her readers a loaded assortment of poetic verse. Shades of Sorrow, Tears and Laughter is packed with satirical humour, laced with a wide variety of themes that address societal vices and virtues, pain, regret, greed, bigotry, and their consequences.

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"However light in tone and simple in style, Beatrice Fri Bime's poetry is very loud and deeply penetrating. It explores myriads of contemporary themes which compel everyone to be guilty of one shortcoming in their character or the other. If you don't have a mirror, use this poetry book as a mirror to see yourself in it - and reconsider your stance in many aspects of day-to-day life."

Sharon Pwavi Babale, Poet, The Writers' Host, Abuja, Nigeria

About the Author

Beatrice Fri Bime

Beatrice Fri Bime is the CEO/Founder of AKAABI GROUP Ltd, a global strategy consulting firm that delivers world class, customised solutions to business corporations, governments, international organisations and non-profit organisations. She is also the Executive Director of the JOSBI foundation, an organisation dedicated to providing educational opportunities to individuals in need. Beatrice started her career in 1986 working for the ministry of trade and industrial development in her home country Cameroon and rose to the position of chief of service before relocating to Tanzania with her family in 1997. She was until 2020, Project Manager at the Business Coalition for Good Governance (BCGG) in Cameroon. She has served as a consultant for various national and international organisations and was previously, Partnerships Officer for the Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Geneva, Switzerland. She was the Country Coordinator for the ILO/IPEC/WACAP project fighting against child labour.

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