Cover

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Title Page

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Copyright Page

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Dedication

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

Wading the Tide was first published in1995 by Patron Publishing House, Bamenda, Cameroon, and later in 1998 by Kola Tree Press in Bellingham, WA, U.S.A. Accordingly, this Langaa edition which comes fourteen years after the first edition, is timely because of the need to continue circulating a volume of poems that won the hearts of many ...

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Introduction

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pp. xi-xiv

This introduction would not have been necessary were it not for the fact that critics of African literature tend to compartmentalize the new poet in a manner that deprives him of his individuality, his uniqueness. The poem is not an event in social history nor a symptom of a literary movement, it is an assertion of the poet’s singular identity. ...

Uprising...

Down Time-Avenue

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pp. 3-4

The Seasons

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p. 4

Kwashiorkor Graveyard

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p. 5

Njangi House

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pp. 5-6

Quite a Deal

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p. 6

Land of Prawns

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p. 7

The Bloody Caps

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p. 8

This is my Chop-Chair

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pp. 8-9

The Politician Never Learns

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p. 9

Lament of the Town-Crier

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p. 10

Bamenda Chop Fire

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pp. 11-12

Life on Campus

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pp. 13-14

Shame Africa

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pp. 14-15

Negritude At Dusk

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pp. 15-16

The Black Queen

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pp. 16-17

Who Do They Think They Are Fooling

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p. 18

Tribute...

The Maquisards

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pp. 21-22

The Poet-Soldier

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pp. 22-23

The Light That Never Shone

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pp. 23-24

Just After Nine Rains

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pp. 24-25

To A Queen At Dusk

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pp. 25-26

Kamah

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p. 26

And They Killed Che-Ngwa Ghandi

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pp. 27-28

The Quest

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pp. 28-29

The Amazon

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pp. 29-30

Bamenda

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p. 30

Where I Do Not Belong

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pp. 31-32

Nostalgia...

Meeting After So Long

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p. 35

Parting Ways

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p. 36

Gone With The Seventies

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p. 37

This Maze

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p. 38

The Abyss Of The Past

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pp. 38-39

Dilemma Children

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pp. 39-40

Rain Clouds

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p. 40

The Outcast...

The Taste of Foam

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p. 43

Samson And Delilah

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pp. 43-44

Fear The White Man’s Country

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pp. 44-47

Back Cover

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