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A Silent Voice in the Land

A Silent Voice in the Land

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A Silent Voice in the Land

Länge:
157 Seiten
34 Minuten
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Nov 29, 2010
ISBN:
9781453583319
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

In a period of dearth in writing even within academic circle, this collection of poems, "a silent voice in the land" coming as a second publication of a collection of poems by this author is a good source of reprieve that perhaps all is not lost in the art of writing.
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Nov 29, 2010
ISBN:
9781453583319
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

Brigadier General Hassan Mamman Lai, popularly known among colleagues as All the Way was a Directing Staff at the Nigerian Defence College, Nigeria before his secondment to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission in Abuja, Nigeria as Chief of Staff of ECOWAS Standby Force. He holds a M a s t e r s d e g r e e i n Defence and Strategic Studies. He is the author ofThe Infantryman in the Regiment, Reflections of a Soldier among others.


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A Silent Voice in the Land - Hassan Mamman Lai

A

SILENT

VOICE

IN THE LAND

Brigadier General

Hassan Mamman Lai

Copyright © 2010 by Hassan Mamman Lai.

e-mail: mammanlai@yahoo.com

ISBN:          Softcover                                 978-1-4535-8872-7

                   Ebook                                      978-1-4535-8331-9

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Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

A GOOD SOLDIER

A SIMPLE TALK

A STAR

ALL IS WELL

ANOTHER YEAR

AROMATIC MESS

ASO VILLA

BATTLE WE FIGHT

BEAUTY OF WORK

BOKO HARAM

CANDLE

CHEER LEADERSHIP

COLONEL YOHANNA ANTYEN MADAKI

CONSUMMATION

DO SOMETHING

EGALITARIANISM

ELEGANT FIGURE

EXTERNALITIES

FEAR OF FEAR

FIGURE OF LOVE

FOREVER GONE

GENERAL ISHAYA ISA HASSAN

GOODNESS

HARMATTAN IN ZARIA

HISTORY FROM STORY

HUMAN ENERGY

HUMAN FRAILTY

HUMAN PASSION

I REMAIN ANONYMOUS

KEY OF MEMORY

KIDS

LESSONS OF LIFE

LET US LISTEN

LISTENING HEART

MOTHER

MY ARMOURED SUIT

MY CHOICE

MY DUES

MY HERO

MY WILL-POWER

NIGERIA AT 50

NO MORE

NO WHERE

NOTHING IS NEW

NOW I UNDERSTAND

OLD BOY

OPENESS

OUR SUCCESS

PARALLAX

PLACE TO COME

REFORMATION

RELIGION

SELECTED HONOURABLE

SWEET PAINS

THAT WE SAW

THE COUNTRY I CALL MINE

THE LIGHT IN US

TILL TOMORROW

TRY AS MUCH

VAIN GLORY

WALL

WATERSHED IN NIGERIA

WHAT I AM

WHEN I SPEAK

DEDICATION

To

All

POETS

Past, Present, Future.

FOREWORD

In a period of dearth in writing even within academic circle, this collection of poems "a silent nvoice in the land" coming as a second publication of a collection of poems by this author is a good source of reprieve that perhaps all is not lost in the art of writing.

His ability to fathom the feats and defeats of life and to render same in a picturesque way shows a balance of mental and physical agilities. Military men are known to possess the former much more than the latter. This rare gem not only possesses physical and mental agilities, that are lacking in our societies today, but possess a plethora of qualities, that you hardly believe he is not a devout academician, or a courteous diplomat, or a committed philanthropist, or a professional soldier.

The ability of the author to ruminate with conscience and weave poems over certain activities of life which are taken for granted, while in essence they constitute the basic strings that binds society together is a testimony of the profundity of thought and his ability to utilize complimentarily the experiences of

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