"Here is collection of sixty-two beautifully crafted poems on some of the deepest of human emotions. The striking force of the poems lies in the intriguing relarionship between romanticism and romance. Ambanasom's romanticism is concerned with the concept of nature as a universal being or a cosmic entity, nostalgia, the attempt to link his childhood with the present and the future, and the response to nature at different levels of his development. In the poet of romance there is a more direct expression of basic human emorions, in particular of love that is enchanting, possessing, seductive, and alluring. We find in the poems, love that is reciprocal and imbued with constancy and understanding." John Nkemngong Nkengasong, Writer And Critic, University Of Yaounde 1
"Ambanasom inserts the appropriate word for the appropriate emotion, using images to clothe his thought, images assembled from things actually seen and untimately known. His poetry achieves music and rhythm through diction, alliteration, repetition, assonance and the rhythmic cadence of the structure of some of the poems. This, to my mind, constitutes its force."---Eunice Ngongkum, Senior Lecturer, Department Of African Literature, University Of Yaqunde 1
About the author
Shadrach A. Ambanasom was born in Ngie Sub-Division in the North-West Region of Cameroon. He holds the following academic diplomas: CAPCEG, Modern Letters (University of Yaounde 1); BA (Hons) English (University of London); MEd; MA and PhD (Ohio University). He is an initiated member of the American KAPPA DELTA PI, an honour society which encourages high professional, intellectual and personal standards and recognizes outstanding contributions to education. Presently he is Associate Professor and Head of the English Department at ENS Annexe Bambili, University of Yaounde 1. His publications with Langaa include include Son of the Native Soil, and The Cameroonian Novel of English Expression: An Introduction.
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