ISBN 9789956762408
Pages 188
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2015
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Takumbeng and Other Poems from Abakwa

by Peter W. Vakunta

Takumbeng and Other Poems from Abakwa is a tribute to the Takumbeng in Cameroon. This collection of poems celebrates the prowess of the Takembeng, a militant female secret society in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. The poems address human rights violations, rape of democracy, misgovernment, and other forms of societal ills that plague post-colonial Cameroon. It is written in impeccable Standard English. The strength of the book resides in the vastness of the thematic terrain broached.

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“Like Terrance Hayes or Jim Daniels, the poetry of Peter Wuteh Vakunta is as interested in political action and awareness as it is with rote imagery. In this standout collection of poems, Vakunta takes the Takumbeng and transforms their concerns into our own. By collection’s end, Vakunta is left revealed as a chronicler of a rich and lyrical history.”

Dr. Salvatore Pane, author of Last Call in the City of Bridges, is Professor of English at the University of Indianapolis

About the Author

Peter W. Vakunta

Dr. Peter Wuteh Vakunta is a native of Bamunka-Ndop in the Northwest Region of the Republic of Cameroon. His education is global. Peter studied in Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, France and the United States of America. His research interests are cross-disciplinary and straddle the worlds of Francophonie and the Commonwealth. Peter is a prolific writer with over fifteen works on literary theory and fiction under his belt. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Indianapolis in the United States of America.

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