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Toil and Delivery

Friday 26 November 2010, author(s)-editor(s) Bill F. NDI

Bill NDI’s Toil and Delivery can be as playful and loaded as the clues in a cryptic crossword puzzle, which is to say that they are marked by a strange, energetic hybridity. They occupy a dynamic space between nursery rhyme and visionary Romantic verse, between the colloquial and the archaic, between post-modernity and anachronism. They are local and global, political and personal, Western and non-Western. With experiences traversing both Africa and the West, Bill F. NDI is one of those poets who gives meaning to the word globalisation. He embraces poetry as a material act in a troubled world, with poetry’s power conveyed with typical irony.

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ISBN 9789956578184 | 118 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 2010 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback