Published 18 September 2023 in News
African Books Collective
'Echo the Giant' By Moshumee T. Dewoo
African Books Collective - Literature - Poetry
Published by Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
'Echo the Giant' marks the fifth chapter of Moshumee T. Dewoo's poetic odyssey. It is a journey into a world where memories pulse with life, emotions cascade like melodies, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and words become the prism refracting the light of our shared brokenness or our vulnerability after pain and internal battles against this - echoes and giants rummaging through body, mind and soul in search of peace.
Moshumee T. Dewoo l 'Echo the Giant' l 2023 l 50 Page Paperback l Dimensions 20,3 x 12,7 cm l ISBN #9789956553068
"From 'Ode to Harry' to 'Black on White Screams, Dewoo's poems ripple along psycho-cultural dimensions, where the terseness of her language rumbles, her epigraphic-like renditions compel, and the topicality of her themes flickers as the profane and the sacred roar for and against each other in profound dis-enclosure. She writes for her freedom, but also, for humanity's."
- Hassan Mbiydzenyuy, Interdisciplinary Literature Scholar
"Echo the Giant is a poignant exploration of memories that linger, summoning the present and entrapping it in a state of stasis. The entire collection extends an invitation to ponder these memories along recurring motifs such as fear, dissolution, grief and embodiment, guiding one toward a reconciliation with the very pain of existence. Dewoo's poetry confronts its most formidable challenge as follows: The past materialises through images of panic, melancholy, sorrow and obscurity, seamlessly merging into unstable entities and provocatively unveiling the syntax of incapacity - an unrelenting companion to the weight of anguish against the articulation of femininity that resounds as a profound plea for freedom, regardless of the cost."
- Ahmet Sait Akcay, Literary Critic, Research Fellow at the Institute for Humanities in Africa, HUMA, University of Cape Town
About the Author
Moshumee T. Dewoo is an accomplished interdisciplinary scholar dedicated to unravelling the intricacies of political emancipation within post-colonial African societies. Her intellectual pursuits span a diverse range of disciplines, encompassing politics, sociology, anthropology, literature, psychology, history, and culture, among others. With a remarkable academic journey and a history of driving transformative research, Dewoo stands out as a distinctive voice in African academia. Her talents extend seamlessly to the realm of poetry, where she masterfully crafts verses that resonate with the nuances of African modernity, memory, identity, and human sentiment, thus adding a unique and profound dimension to her scholarly and artistic contributions.
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