Their champagne party will end! Poems in honor of Bate Besong /

Bate Besong was Cameroon?s most vocal and controversial poet, playwright and scholar, who died in March 2007. The poems in this collection are a tribute to the man and his work, and provide a snapshot of the mood that prevailed after his death. Bate Besong ushered in a new kind of nationalist?fighti...

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Other Authors: Ashuntantang, Joyce., Tande, Dibussi, 1968-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cameroon : Langaa Research & Pub. CIG, 2008.
Series:African Studies Centre research series.
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520 8 |a Bate Besong was Cameroon?s most vocal and controversial poet, playwright and scholar, who died in March 2007. The poems in this collection are a tribute to the man and his work, and provide a snapshot of the mood that prevailed after his death. Bate Besong ushered in a new kind of nationalist?fighting? literature in Cameroon, unapologetic in its defense of Cameroon?s Anglophone minority and scathing in its denunciation of postcolonial African dictators and their foreign collaborators. These poems defy Bate Besong?s death by affirming that his impact as a writer lives on. 34 poems are included from 30 poets.?Moving and tellingly generous, these tributes attest to the value of Bate Besong as humanist, artist, and patriot; the?Inextinguishable Flame? of his inspiration; the triumph of his life over the pain of his departure. Here is a resonant celebration not only of the brief but boisterously bright fire of one of our bravest writers, but also of the unbreakable chord of our common humanity. The refrains in these elegies are anthems of hope. The ink in their lines will for ever stay aglow.? Niyi Osundare, Nigerian writer & former teacher of Bate Besong?These poems put into perspective the essence of that Anglophone Cameroon literary icon, the fearless?Obasinjom Warrior? with the bemused smile, who once upon a time, was called Bate Besong.? Ba?bila Mutia, Professor of Literature, ENS, University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon. Author of Coils of Mortal Flesh. 
505 0 |a Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Tributes in Verse; A Tribute To Bate Besong, the Fallen Hero; Morgantown Failed; The Mountain Weeps; The Ghost of Um Nyobe; The Flight of Poet-Eagles; Unrepentant Intellectual; Dreadful Women's Day!; In the Hot Wastes; Warrior Falls at the Warfront; Ripples of a Tide: A Time to Mourn; On My Dying (A Poem Bate Besong Would Write Now); Inextinguishable Flame... Timeless Spirit; ... Rest softly; The Ascent; BB, You Must Have Known; Beast on the Rampage; Adieu Bate Besong "BB" and Companions; Farewell BB; Bad Boy; Bate Besong ajaoh!! 
505 8 |a A Tear For Bate BesongRequiem for the Genuine Intellectual; Flowing Like a Stream; Multifaceted BB; Quo Fata Vocant: Where The Fates Call; The Obscure Intellectual Lives On; Adieu Prof!; Death, Death and Death; Immortal Intellectual; A rare GEM; Because you did not Chop People Dem Money; They are Gone!; Postscript; Bate Besong or the Symbol of the Cameroon Divide; I went, I saw, I did not Conquer; Bate Besong on Bate Besong; Glossary; About the Contributors; Bate Besong, a Select Bibliography; Selected Critical Works; Interviews; Back Cover 
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