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Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Foreword -- When the poet philosophizes and advises… -- Forbidden -- I Have Hope -- Hands and Mouth -- Best Friend -- The Old Testament -- What's Man? -- Sometimes I Wonder -- Never -- I Am An Orphan -- When the poet peeps on state matters and observes politics… -- After The Coup -- Termites And Birds -- Cloudy Day -- Kfifoyn's Verdicts -- Family Farm -- Eclipsed Family Name -- Kamerun's Flag -- When the poet puts on traditional regalia and plays ancestral music… -- Crying Fons -- Dividing Calabash -- Real Sons And Daughters -- Dry Season In Mbesa -- The Young and the Old -- When the poet remembers people in society for diverse reasons… -- Black Redeemer -- The Name Ngam -- Special Brother -- Caring Carine -- Without Shallote -- Success Time Is Here -- Toiling Widow -- For Prisca Ansama -- When the poet sings to motivate and venerates his Muses… -- The Joy Of Studies -- Make Sounds For Pounds -- When the poet nauseates as decency, morality and dignity are slaughtered… -- Musical Madness -- Righting Feyiyn's Wrongs -- Beasts' Response -- When the poets laments social decay, reckless accidents and deaths… -- Babies' Dump -- Head In A Bag -- Mimboman -- Tonga 2011 -- Mournful Mondays -- Syrian And Other Graveyards -- When the poet decries the desecration of hygiene/sanitation and environment… -- Dirt and Rubbish -- Garbage Song -- The Bank Of Secrets -- Hygienic Corruption -- Hovering Above Yaoundé -- Mokolo Slums -- When the poet bemoans Man's distortion of the ecological balance… -- Dry Season -- Environmental Foes -- Innocent Ozone -- Shrubs' Emergency -- Filtered Rays -- Leaves On Leave -- When the poet fires ink and papers against mosquitoes and disease sources… -- Blood Banks -- Malaria Exported Him -- Malaria And Fish -- When Mosquitoes Sing -- Bites of Insanity -- Back cover.
In this collection of poems Nsah Mala casts a critical compassionate gaze at the predicaments in the lives of present day Cameroonians. The poet lambasts power abuse in Cameroon and Africa. He decries the lost glory of traditional values sacrificed at the altar of ingratiation and materialism. Insalubrities are condemned, ignorance and its ramifications satirised, and wanton destruction of the environment indicted. With a fascinating richness of imagery, Mala conveys the disillusionment, bitterness and traumas of ordinary Cameroonians � young and old � debased with impunity by the lethal and sterile grip on power of the high and might. The moral depravity and human frailties mused about in this exceptionally compelling collection have no room in Mala�s paradise of Cameroon.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.