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Crying in Hiccoughs

Alobwed'Epie

Publication Year: 2011

Crying in Hiccoughs is a graphic presentation of the more realistic phase of Africa's politico-economic and historico-moral evolution in general, and Cameroon's, in particular. From the colonial to the post-independence era, the poet sees nothing worthy of praise-singing and handclapping. So, he resorts to crying in hiccoughs and invites the blind, deaf and dumb brainwashed praise-singers to join him in singing his little songs so as to expose and challenge the demagogy.

Published by: African Books Collective

Title Page, Copyright

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Table of Content

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pp. iii-iv

Preface

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pp. v-vi

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Introduction

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pp. vii-viii

Celebrations marking African countries’ independence were hardly over when the crackle of gunfire and blasts of bombs deafened the enraptured participants and set them fleeing helter-skelter to havens across the seas – the lands of the castigated colonialists. Those who could/cannot flee the carnage but survive(d) ...

My Little Song

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p. 1-1

My Song in Silver

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p. 1-1

Seal Your Lips

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p. 2-2

The Demigods

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p. 2-2

The Past, The Present, The Future

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pp. 3-4

No Past, No Present, No Future

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pp. 5-6

The African Press

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pp. 6-7

Of What Shall I Be Proud?

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pp. 7

Mere Nature’s Call?

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pp. 7-8

The Election Day

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pp. 8-9

The Monument

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pp. 9-10

The Unknown Soldier

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pp. 10

To The Youth of Africa

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pp. 10-11

The Beaten Pen

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pp. 12

The Weeping African Child

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pp. 12-13

The Cry of the Street Man

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pp. 13

These Tears

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pp. 14

Ode to the Vegetable

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pp. 14-15

Prophecy

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pp. 15-16

The Collapsing Cliffs of Fako

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pp. 16

What Is My Fate?

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pp. 17

By The Beach Of Victoria

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pp. 17-19

The Ugly One

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pp. 19-20

Adieu, Lady Queen (1992 Sept 4th)

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pp. 20-21

Depleted Harvest

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p. 21-21

The Lock

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p. 22-22

There Is Peace

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p. 22-22

Where the Thieves Go

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p. 23-23

Parcous Vita.(Our budgets turned into Sweat)

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pp. 23-24

The Way We Build

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p. 24-24

The Chain

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p. 25-25

Kick the Saint

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pp. 25-26

Know This

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p. 26-26

Can We Ever Know?

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p. 27-27

The Eternal I

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pp. 27-28

The Scaffolds of Our Being

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pp. 28-29

God’s Sons

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p. 29-29

Hail the Rumour

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p. 30-30

The Eden of the Fallen Deacon

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p. 31-31

Human Nature

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pp. 31-32

Bamenda

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p. 32-32

Our Byzantium Day

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pp. 32-33

Bang Your Doors

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p. 34-34

Our Nation’s Day at Bongo Square

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pp. 34-36

False Friends

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p. 36-36

Brother?

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pp. 36-37

The Interred In Senegal

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pp. 37-38

Eve

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pp. 38-39

Ecstasy The Cry of the Street Girl.

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pp. 39-40

The Woman

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p. 41-41

Love

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p. 41-41

Parlour Walls

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pp. 42-43

A Broken Vow

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pp. 43-44

More Questions than Answers

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pp. 44-45

I Still Bequeath to You

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p. 45-45

I Work On Sundays

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p. 46-46

World Book Day

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p. 47-47

Adieu Lambo John Akwe

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p. 48-48

In memory of Stephen Edie 1962

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p. 49-49


E-ISBN-13: 9789956579105
Print-ISBN-13: 9789956579914

Page Count: 60
Publication Year: 2011

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