by Rafak Nartey, Ph.D.
This charming collection of modern freestyle verse ranges over a variety of experiences reflecting a life of turmoil and of struggle. The author is not embittered; rather he is pensive and thoughtful as he relives some of the difficulties he confronted in real life. There is an air of melancholy that permeates these works, but hope has not been lost.
This melancholy persists as he addresses contemporary happenings, particularly the tragedy of September 11. Those poems reflect a pleas for peace and understanding, but one feels that the poet does not believe that such is likely. It is only the authorís faith that keeps him from despair.
About the Author: Dr. Rafak Nartey was born and raised in Ghana and emigrated to the U.S. in 1984. He was educated at Salem College, Kennesaw State University, and Columbus University, and holds a Ph.D. in international business. He is employed by a major telecommunications company and enjoys political discussion, reading, and sports. He lives with is family in Atlanta, Georgia.
(2003, paperback, 42 pages)