A Fallen Citadel and Other Poems is a powerful collection of over forty prose poems. The poems cover an array of issues ranging from the crisis that ensued after the 2007-2008 elections in Kenya to other social issues: loss of identity, poverty, hopelessness, and AIDs. These poems are powerful, vivid, full of imagery, and delightful. Some begin tragically, but end with hope; they begin with an everyday event, but end with a philosophical question about the meaning of life; and others are not only disturbing, but also thought provoking. Abala’s poetic maneuvers in this collection are bound to delight and fascinate any reader.
ISBN 9789956727391 | 68 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 2012 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback