LiteraturePoetry Forest Echoes April 9, 2010 Written by Nol Alembong ISBN 9789956616367 Pages 92 Dimensions 203 x 127 mm Published 2010 Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon Format Paperback Nol Alembong Author of The Passing Wind (Poems), Nol Alembong teaches African literature (oral and written), cultural studies and religious beliefs at the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest previous post Kileleshwa: a tale of love, betrayal and corruption in Kenya next post The Lady with the Sting You may also like Straddling the Mungo Stream of Consciousness: Poetics of the Universal Nuptials At Vespers And Other Strains Cameroon Anthology of Poetry Died not Dead Ruminations of Ipome A Pebble In The River Babi Yar Symphony Vestiges The Death of Asobo-Ntsi 2 comments Dr. Emmanuel Fru Doh, Minnesota, USA May 23, 2018 - 9:26 am “Forest Echoes is a literary quilt revealing a mature poet bestriding generations as he patches together a people’s culture, their philosophy, history, along with their attendant woes into a subtle, sometimes disillusioning even, yet purposeful and poignant whole. Nol Alembong is not afraid to be himself in this work: a scholar, teacher, parent, traditionalist and, above all, an Anglophone-Cameroonian. Whatever the case, these are magisterial and equally influential individual traits that have merged into a united whole in forging this poet’s identity and concerns as evident from the thematic panorama of the poems. In “Forest Echoes”, the title poem, for example, one encounters a poet who, though steeped in his people’s struggles, has been able to stand back, watch and evaluate the effects of the interactions of time, events, and society. It is this ability of his, as an involved yet detached observer, along with the trend of events that have scarred his people’s lives, which have yielded the powerful emotions that he has assembled in this thematically lush, historically nostalgic, and overwhelmingly evocative collection.” Dr. Emmanuel Fru Doh, Minnesota, USA Log in to Reply Professor Stella M.A. Johnson, University of Lagos, Nigeria May 23, 2018 - 9:26 am “Nol Alembong has a strong predilection for African plants, insects and especially animals whose members he parades with grace and felicity.” Professor Stella M.A. Johnson, University of Lagos, Nigeria Log in to Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.