Gravitas: Poetic Consciencism for Cameroon by Peter Wuteh VakuntaGravitas: Poetic Consciencism for Cameroon by Peter Wuteh Vakunta

Gravitas: Poetic Consciencism for Cameroon

byPeter Wuteh Vakunta

Paperback | October 15, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 111 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Gravitas: Poetic Consciencism for Cameroon is the poet’s requiem for the geographical expression code-named Cameroon. Vakunta speaks with the audacity of a daredevil and the certitude of a seer. This long poem has the twin virtues of gravity and clarity of purpose. The poet eschews the banality and sophistry characteristic of poetry for poetry’s sake. Passion, sarcasm, and incisive irony are the hallmarks of this long didactic poem. The poet subscribes to Salman Rushdie’s pronouncement that a poet’s duty is to say the unutterable, name the unnamable, unmask masquerading miscreants and shame the scum of society. In this poem, music serves as a clarion call for examination of conscience, and alcohol ceases to serve as opium of the people. A bittersweet potion, this book echoes the defiant voice of a son-of-the-soil at odds with his native land gone topsy-turvy.

Dr. Peter Wuteh Vakunta is a native of Bamunka-Ndop in the Northwest Region of the Republic of Cameroon. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Indianapolis in the United States of America.
Title:Gravitas: Poetic Consciencism for CameroonFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:58 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.14 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.14 inPublished:October 15, 2016Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9956764841

ISBN - 13:9789956764846