Shadows by Emmanuel Fru DohShadows by Emmanuel Fru Doh


byEmmanuel Fru Doh

Paperback | February 25, 2011

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Shadows, as the title insinuates, splits open and lays bare the frightening vision of humanity, the heart of man depressed, a veritable inferno in which there is little to be enjoyed and everything to be endured, as all is vanity, a gnawing emptiness. Nothing is but what it seems. Simple but without being simplistic, there is in the damp climate of Doh's poetry broken promises, displaced emotional centres, a pervading sense of doom, of impending disaster, and a total helplessness reminiscent of Plato's proverbial mythical cave in which all reality is but shadow, devoid of substance, with the observer chained to the walls of his feelings, beliefs, and unfulfilled ambitions. The second section, 'Celebration', is, however, a source of warmth, of light, the sun's rays in an otherwise damp and and dark collection.
Title:ShadowsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:92 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.22 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.22 inPublished:February 25, 2011Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9956579874

ISBN - 13:9789956579877