written by Moshumee Teena Dewoo
It took two years for this collection of poems to see the light of day. Two years. Two whole years. But two whole years of thinking, feeling and working through and from one of the strangest and certainly most torturous facts of life on Earth, and one of the least explored themes in the world of the modern woman of Africa, or my world, at least. This is the fact of Death. But not the fact of the death of all. Not the fact of the death of any. It is that of the modern man, the man, of Africa.
|Dimensions||203 x 127mm|
|Publisher||Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon|
“Pain, loss, and suffering are recipes for endless thoughts that would drive many a man and many a woman into the spiral of depression. However, in spite of the harsh reality of death and dying, Dewoo’s Zero Point Soldier captures and lauds, with poetic terseness, a woman at her nadir who embraces courage to soldier on in her endeavor to accept death, the brutal separator. Some of the poems echo Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Annabel Lee’. An interesting read.”
Bill F. Ndi, poet, playwright, storyteller, translator, and literary critic is Professor of Professional, Technical, and Creative Writings at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA.