ISBN 9781957296005
Pages 164
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2022
Publisher Spears Media Press, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Tastes of Nature

New and Selected Poems

by Ekpe Inyang

In Tastes of Nature, Cameroonian poet, playwright, and environmentalist Ekpe Inyang seeks to break the monologue of globalization and, once more, let the dialogue between Nature and Culture take the stage. This is not done naïvely, by pretending that modernity never took place. In these poems, we never find the belief in a simple return to innocence, nor a nostalgic yearning for a paradise before the Fall. On the contrary, Inyang stays grounded in conservational practices, in the daily interaction with his environment, and the findings of scientific research. His primary aim is to show how local places and global spaces are interconnected through ecological systems, and this ambition stems from a cheerful and sincere admiration for the lush beauty of the natural world.

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About the Author

Ekpe Inyang

The 2014 winner of the Eko Prize for Emerging Anglophone Writers in the poetry category, Ekpe Inyang holds an MSc. in Advanced Professional Studies (Environmental Studies) from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He spent several years working for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and also served as a short-term consultant to the German Technical Agency (GTZ, now GIZ) in the South West Region, Cameroon. He was a lecturer and Coordinator of the Diploma in Development Studies Programme at the Pan-African Institute for Development - West Africa, in Buea, Cameroon, and currently the Capacity Building Advisor of WWF Coastal Forests Programme (WWF-CFP) and Education for Sustainable Development and Youth Focal Point for WWF Cameroon Country Programme Office (WWF-CCPO). He has published eight plays, four scientific articles, a book chapter, two major textbooks (one as co-author), and eight poetry anthologies, six of which have been published.