ISBN 9789956550432
Pages 56
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2019
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Zero Point Soldier

by Moshumee Teena Dewoo

It took two years for this collection of poems to see the light of day. Two years. Two whole years. But two whole years of thinking, feeling and working through and from one of the strangest and certainly most torturous facts of life on Earth, and one of the least explored themes in the world of the modern woman of Africa, or my world, at least. This is the fact of Death. But not the fact of the death of all. Not the fact of the death of any. It is that of the modern man, the man, of Africa.

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“Pain, loss, and suffering are recipes for endless thoughts that would drive many a man and many a woman into the spiral of depression. However, in spite of the harsh reality of death and dying, Dewoo’s Zero Point Soldier captures and lauds, with poetic terseness, a woman at her nadir who embraces courage to soldier on in her endeavor to accept death, the brutal separator. Some of the poems echo Edgar Allan Poe’s 'Annabel Lee'. An interesting read.” 

Bill F. Ndi, poet, playwright, storyteller, translator, and literary critic is Professor of Professional, Technical, and Creative Writings at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA.

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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