“Pilgrimage of no Retreat is a collection of 50 fascinating Poems out of the author’s collection of more than 150 poems. Larry Bate Takang’s Poetry stands out clearly because of its power and reality, its originality and uniqueness, its ability to address issues both far and near, both natural and abstract, with an ease that is amazingly entertaining.
The poems in this collection “Pilgrimage of no Retreat” though philosophical, deep and at times abstract, are incredibly appealing even to the non-poetry lover. The language is simple but the messages are very thought provoking and powerful.
If you have been in search of authentic poetry and writing, then you have found it in Journalist Larry Bate Takang’s book of 50 Fascinating poems. For the non language-lover and the non poets and non poetry lovers, this is a collection that will turn you around. For those who understand and love poetry…what a day to come together and jointly acknowledge that the book ‘Pilgrimage of No Retreat’ is no small achievement.
Synopsis of ‘A PLACE OF FUN AND EVIL (novel)
To the teenagers in Buran, it is holiday fun…but to some adult farmers and land owners, it is fun gone too far. Boundaries are broken, lines are crossed and unfortunately an American Catholic priest is viciously murdered on New Year’s Eve. The authorities are weak to act. A few farmers take matters into their hands. The approach they use is downright unorthodox, primitive and unconventional.
Anger, mysticism, black magic, witchcraft and superstition combine with deadly force. The atmosphere becomes tense. Fear grips Buran and young lives are lost…
Action packed and downright humorous, Journalist; Larry Bate Takang’s “A Place of Fun and Evil”, is a smooth mixture of tragedy and comedy in a superb narration of events where the love for adventure and fun exposes Buran’s teenage holiday makers to the strangest and most absurd encounters with the “forces of evil. When witches and wizards come into play, the consequences are bizarre and deadly.
In “A Place of fun and Evil”, you learn how far some people would go to avenge little deeds by children. It also gives you enough to laugh over.
The setting of the novel ‘A PLACE OF FUN AND EVIL’ written in the English language is a small fictitious town called Buran in the very naturally rich south west of Cameroon. The novel was inspired by true childhood experiences as well as childhood fears and perception of the society in which the author lived in.
Below are a few reviews of “A Place of Fun and Evil”
– “a fascinating narration with a very unique style” (African Celebrities Magazine)
– “A thrilling reading spiced with in-depth humour”
– “No better way to tell a really interesting story”… (The Reporter)