Eye Of A Smiling Sun

Pristine, stirring, bold, romantic and moving book of modern poetry that is as vulnerable as it is rallying; as timely as it is timeless. these poems are unflinching in their observations of the cruelty of love and tenderness alike. Minimalistic and sometimes almost surreal, the poems portray fragmented stories of life and deep things of the heart.

author Evelyne Ongogo is a renowned Kenyan poet and teacher. Her command of language moves us through her tour of heartfelt experiences. sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes personal, sometimes echoing sentiments of human anguish, these deeply personal works pull us along and remind us of what we may have left behind, what we may go back to. Each poem breathes into the sag of pent-up human yearning; Ongogo stripes bare the heart of human passion. “And when you reached ‘inside’, my heart had already flown away—Far gone with the wind”.

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Book Details

Format

Paperback

Genre

Contemporary African Poetry

Length

109 pages

Publisher

Oba Kunta Octopus

Publication Date

December 2019

Language

English

ISBN

978-9966-131-88-1

About The Author

Evelyne Ongogo

Evelyne Ongogo

Evelyne Ongogo is a teacher, writer, poet and a motivational speaker. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Business Studies from University of Nairobi. Much of her published and unpublished work are in the genre of poems and short stories, mainly focussing on cultural issues in the present African reality. She is also a passionate writer of children’s stories. Her work also shows how the past affects the present African situations and challenges. Her poetry has yearly been published in the Kenya Music Festival syllabi and performed by schools and colleges as set pieces in the annual Kenya Music Festival competitions.

Pristine, stirring, bold, romantic and moving book of modern poetry that is as vulnerable as it is rallying; as timely as it is timeless. these poems are unflinching in their observations of the cruelty of love and tenderness alike. Minimalistic and sometimes almost surreal, the poems portray fragmented stories of life and deep things of the heart.

author Evelyne Ongogo is a renowned Kenyan poet and teacher. Her command of language moves us through her tour of heartfelt experiences. sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes personal, sometimes echoing sentiments of human anguish, these deeply personal works pull us along and remind us of what we may have left behind, what we may go back to. Each poem breathes into the sag of pent-up human yearning; Ongogo stripes bare the heart of human passion. “And when you reached ‘inside’, my heart had already flown away—Far gone with the wind”.

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