ISBN 9789956552733
Pages 68
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2021
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

The Really King of September

by Moshumee Teena Dewoo

This is abuse. It is all unwanted, of course. It is highs and lows. It is the mind shaken inside out. It is the heart that fixes it. It is good friends that help through it. It is craving good food and loud music. It is hating this too, on most days. It is calling the doctor because of a bruise and cancelling the appointment with him minutes later. It is a man-child that knows all too well how to gaslight. It is a nightmare in broad daylight. It is dignity destroyed. It is a curse to fight at high price. If you cross paths with a demon, that is all this you will have for a while. You will not run from it. You cannot. Trust me, I have tried. I should not have. Because from there, "Leaving behind nights of terror and fear...I rise, I rise, I rise". Maya said it first. It is beautiful, isn't it?

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"Moshumee T. Dewoo's fourth collection of poems, The Really King of September, navigates 'unassailed' memories and antinomies that are carried in and through the mind and body when these have been assailed. The personas in these poems expose being human and being fragmented, broken, through pure feminine imagery coupled with a shy, gentle, sense of humour and subtle irony that mitigate the darkness of this brokenness that Dewoo writes on. Where her previous collections, The Sounds of Silence, Ex Absurdo Sequitur Quodlibet and Zero Point Soldier, are deeply engaged with seeking and positioning the self, herself, this new volume marks Dewoo's growth into a new lyricality - that of her found womanhood."

Ahmet Sait Akcay, Author, Turkey

About the Author

Moshumee Teena Dewoo

Moshumee Teena Dewoo was born a child of Surinam in Mauritius, on a 23rd December. She grew up in between a mountain and the beach, running the fields and climbing trees, and her head in books, and learning of things that her parents and grandparents thought best she knew. Her life would forever be influenced by a combatant grandfather, a baptised grandmother, a teaching mother and a Hindu father, all descendants of migrants constantly seeking to define themselves and the world around them through words…

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