A book for lovers of poetry
Pilgrimage of no Retreat is a journey through the world of myths, legends, love, nature, revolution, tribute, metaphysics, politics and poetry that leads to a tear in your eye with the stories they tell.
The book presents poems from around the world by a very intelligent Cameroonian born journalist and poet from Rotterdam.
The title is perhaps also a bit symbolic … “Pilgrimage of no Retreat”, a pilgrimage of no retreat to the world of great poetry.
These are 50 poems I sincerely believe everyone should read. I think this book by Larry Bate Takang is the canon of modern African poetry. This was a very great surprise for me. Read for for yourself and maybe you would be as surprised as I am about the author’s wisdom.
Marieke (The Netherlands)
I am thinking to take your book with me on my holiday, because all I have to do is walk for miles and miles and in the evenings sit down and meditate about past and future and your book will come in handy. It is also favourable that it is not very heavy in weight so it will fit in my backpack.
Marjan Blumer (Dutch professional Translator)
Congrats on your book publication. We wish you success in your endeavors.
Elvis Iruh (Editor-in-chief, The Voice Magazine)