Cliff of Sirens

by Felix Bongjoh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/3/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781490794594
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781490794587

About the Book

Cliff of Sirens is a set of poems about the plight of a people who, entitled and wishing to enjoy basic freedoms and rights in their own country, are assailed by a counterpart country of equal status. The belligerent has for long monopolized power, refusing to recognize the other party as a country of equal status, depriving it of fundamental rights including the cultural right to express itself in its own language in addition to legal and other rights. The situation is compounded by the fact that the victimized country has been subjected by its counterpart to a status whereby they have never enjoyed a genuine democracy, one man from the belligerent country having usurped power for almost forty years. The people of the assailed country, Southern Cameroon, who have been treated as second-class citizens so far and denied basic economic opportunities, see themselves as having been pushed through a tunnel to a cliff now collapsing dangerously, people of all ages ranging from babies and toddlers to adults being slaughtered with impunity on the basis of a totally unjustifiable genocidal war.

About the Author

Felix Bongjoh, currently living in Boston, Massachusetts, is an International Human Capital Development Consultant, who previously worked for an international organization for some 30 years. In addition to the present twelfth book, Cliff of Sirens, Bongjoh has published 11 previous books of poetry as follows: (i) Chorus on a Bridge; (ii) Broken Gloss of Bliss; (iii) Nightfall at Dawn; (iv) When Dusk Hoots; (v) Weeds of Jewelry; (vi) Season of Flowers; (vii) The Ineluctable Spin; (viii) Gloom’s Sprout of Love; (ix) Spectrum of Zephyrs; (x) Whistles in the Wind; and (xi) The Sun Still Glitters.