elobi/ the chant is born of a swallowed screamof speech dilutedin beads of tearsdried by masculine modestytrue speechretreated to the bordersof withdrawal
elobi is the specifically cameroonian way of referring to the wet, swampy areas that surround riverbanks. elobi is where the slums are, and where the poor neighborhoods of yaounde are found.
elobi is also the name of patrice nganangs book-length poem, the place where its singular narrator was born and formed, the waterlogged and violent place where this poem lives.
- Publisher : Africa World Press, Inc. (April 14, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1592214673
- ISBN-13 : 978-1592214679
- Item Weight : 1.6 ounces