Julius Chingono's short stories and poems illuminate the everyday world of his native Zimbabwe: the buzzing townships, and the rural homestead. Depicting characters who face poverty, tragedy and violence with strength and courage, the author brings a ready humour to otherwise bleak situations, and a sharp eye to events and encounters in the country. Chingono?s acute awareness of the many absurdities of the society in which he lives ensure his place as a life-affirming chronicler of its development.
"Just how overwhelming can these treasures be? They deliberately drown the whole of me Treasures of love, life, wisdom, family, and friends Prosperity, success, and salvation too big to comprehend." This book is a unique collection of inspirational poetry that ferociously paints, so vividly, a picture of love. A man's passionate love for: -The woman of his dream. -His prosperous hometown, Abiriba. -The city of his birth, Lagos. -His country Nigeria, hence his vicious attack on corruption. -Success and its principles. A man falls helplessly in love as he's awestruck by the woman of his dream and desperately needs her to be his. These rhythmically rhyming lyrics motivate and lead us to his emotional thought-provoking views on life, death, the hereafter, and so forth. We are then mercilessly propelled into the bloody front line of battle with a sea of mutilated casualties all around. He ends by reminding us just how crazy God is about all of us. SOME POEMS INCLUDE: 2 Face, Abiriba the Beautiful, Blessed Nigeria, Immortality, From Tehran, I ran, Lagos Blues, Mother of the Human Nation, October 1, 1960, World War III.