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A Basket of Kola Nuts

Bongasu Tanla Kishani

Publication Year: 2009

Bold, original and stimulating in its inspirational insights, A Basket of Kola Nuts explores Cameroonís cultures as remarkable pivots of moral rectitude and such sickening vicious-circles as bribery and corruption. Ethnically grass-rooted and globalizing rather than alarmingly exotic and exclusive, this poetic diction of form-content aims at revitalizing its material contents to sever it from extinction and revamp cultural values that break the patience of silence to question deviation rather than the concrete interface of cultural identities and differences. Uprightly appealing, this poetry gathers kola seeds that fall apart in crisis to invite readers world-wide to taste its kolaly aroma.

Published by: African Books Collective


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Title Page

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Copyright Page

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pp. v-vi


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p. vii

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pp. ix-xiv

A Basket of Kola Nuts has an unusual story to tell about its beginnings. Thieves broke into my house in Yawunde on November 26th 2006 and stole my IBM computer laptop, containing the first draft of the present text together with three manuscripts of books as well as some of my...

I. Patterns of Kola Nut Baskets Upside-Down

A Kola Nut of Life

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p. 2

II. Ad Lib Kola Baskets

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pp. 3-6

III. Baskets of Kola Nuts


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pp. 9-11

Baskets of Kola Nuts

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pp. 13-39

IV. Open Kola Nut Baskets

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p. 41

An Open Kola Nut Basket

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p. 43

Patterns of Open Kola Nut Baskets

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pp. 44-52

Other Poems

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pp. 53-66

Glossary of Notes and Explanations

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pp. 67-71

Back Cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9789956579112
Print-ISBN-13: 9789956558551

Page Count: 86
Publication Year: 2009

OCLC Number: 776905864
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