A Basket of Kola Nuts
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88 Pages
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Bold, original and stimulating in its inspirational insights, A Basket of Kola Nuts explores Cameroon�s 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.

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Published 15 May 2009
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EAN13 9789956579112
Language English
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A Basket of Kola Nuts
Bongasu Tanla KishAaniBasket of Kola Nuts Bongasu Tanla Kishani
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Bongasu Tanla Kishani A Basket of Kola Nuts
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A Basket of Kola Nuts
Bongasu Tanla Kishani
LangaaResearch & Publishing CIG Mankon,Bamenda
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG (LangaaResearch & Publishing Common Initiative Group) P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.com www.langaapublisher.com
Distributed outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookscollective.com
Distributed in N. America by Michigan State University Press msupress@msu.edu www.msupress.msu.edu
ISBN: 9956-558-55-9
© Bongasu Tanla Kinhani 2009
DISCLAIMER This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the author’s invention or they are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual places and persons, living or dead, events, or locales is coincidental.
Contents
Dedication ..................................................................................... vii Preface ........................................................................................... ix
I: Patterns of Kola Nut Baskets Upside-Down ............................ 1  A Kola Nut of Life ................................................................................ 2
II: Ad Lib Kola Baskets .................................................................. 3
III: Baskets of Kola Nuts .............................................................. 7 Prologue ......................................................................................... 9  I ........................................................................................................... 9  II ....................................................................................................... 10  III ..................................................................................................... 11
 Baskets of Kola Nuts .......................................................................... 13  1 ..................................................................................................... 15  2 ..................................................................................................... 16  3 ..................................................................................................... 18  4 ..................................................................................................... 20  5 ..................................................................................................... 23  6 ..................................................................................................... 26  7 ..................................................................................................... 27  8 ..................................................................................................... 30  9 ..................................................................................................... 33  10 ..................................................................................................... 34  11 ..................................................................................................... 36  12 ..................................................................................................... 37  13 ..................................................................................................... 38
IV: Open Kola Nut Baskets .........................................................  An Open Kola Nut Basket .................................................................  Patterns of Open Kola Nut Baskets .................................................  14 .....................................................................................................  15 .....................................................................................................  16 .....................................................................................................  Epilogue ................................................................................................
Other Poems  A Change of Heart .............................................................................  Business Politics ...................................................................................  Lessons of Tears .................................................................................  Relics and Reins ..................................................................................  Mistakes .................................................................................................  Etudi ......................................................................................................  A Teacher’s Dream ..............................................................................  On the Laps of Hills ...........................................................................  The Hidden Truth ................................................................................  Cameroon: Who Wins? ......................................................................  Our First Aid Boxes ............................................................................
41 43 44 45 47 50 52
53 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 62 66
Glossary of Notes and Explanations .......................................... 67
A Basket of Kola Nuts
Dedication
In Memory of My Father, Mooàseàr Kïùshaaène Yeeèkpu Koèñnyuèy (1902 –1980)
And
To
My Mother, Regina Tanlaka Laàmeà Taaèluàkoèñ
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