Foreword on My Book by Professor David Ker

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This is a well-worded Foreword written on my book by one of the Finest, best, and highly recognised and cherished Voices in Nigerian Academic Community - Professor David Ker OON,Two Times Vice Chancellor, Benue State University, Makurdi, and Veritas University, Abuja

Submitted: June 12, 2017

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FOREWORD

I have the privilege to meet this thrilling poet Meshach Terfa in this soul stirring collection. His lines capture life’s distillation in a highly condensed, connotative, and rhythmical manner.

Terfa’s poetic dexterity has proven him as a wordsmith. It takes a master craftsman to recognize the adequacy of his tools of writing. He cultivates the instinct for language incredibly so much so that even when language so doggedly resists the precision writers seek; he comes out with the best. He represents himself as an exceptional poet who knows exactly how to heal where it hurts. This collection titled The Super Hero stems from the citation of the most celebrated leader of Pan-African liberation-Nelson Mandela. The poem “Super Hero” which also forms the title of the collection hinges on Mandela’s basic advocacy: human right application and liberation. We can see this as he writes “… Even though the dragging dragons/Pushed you to the wall with dane guns/Behind your bruised back to let go/Of the desire to fight for freedom, ages ago…” This indicates that the noble ambition is counterpoised by the oppression and hurdles against the humble hope of expressing the human right verdict of resolution.

Terfa’s craft is not encumbered by any political stimulus or sentiments. His core concern is to communicate his inspiration to his audience colourfully. His delves into rhymes and repetition then tattoos his menu with numerous poetic devices which inevitably unveil his artistic prowess.

It is exciting to realize that Terfa quietly dabbles in recounting the recurrent issues in the society. This virtue marks him out as a poet of poets. His wit in poems like “Light Bearer”, “David Ker’s Character”, “Cold Exit”, shows his critical evaluation of all the sectors of the society.

It is quite pertinent to note that Terfa also indulges in panegyrics as he takes his time to appreciate appreciable personalities who in a way induce his inspiration. This quality can be seen in: “The Living Legend”, “Light Bearer”, “Whose Right?” well-crafted in honour of Professor Charity Ashimem Angya- the first female Vice Chancellor, Benue State University, Makurdi.

Generally, his poems are incisive, interesting, enticing, reader-friendly, and thrilling to any average reader. I therefore recommend him to all who may be opportune to read this collection.

PROFESSOR DAVID I. KER OON

Former Vice Chancellor,

Benue State University, Makurdi, and

Vice Chancellor, Veritas University, Abuja.

 

 

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Terfa’s poetic dexterity has proven him as a wordsmith.... He cultivates the instinct for language incredibly so much so that even when language so doggedly resists the precision writers seek; he comes out with the best...

 – PROFESSOR DAVID I. KER OON

Former Vice Chancellor,

Benue State University, Makurdi, and

Vice Chancellor, Veritas University, Abuja.

 

Terfa instils keenness and instinct into his poetry with strong meter, well-placed consonance and assonance sculptured in his extraordinary manipulation of rhythm, sound.

– Professor Charity Angya

Vice Chancell or,

Benue state University, Makurdi.

 

The quintessential erudite Award-winning Poet and Best Critic, Meshach Terfa has hatched his brainchild

– Amos Bivan

Terfa’s foray into poetry is a bold one as it is only the courageous that dare to engage with the muses. Like a bounding deer, his voice skips a variety of frontiers displaying a soul eager to engage with ambrosial elixirs of poeticity

– Maria Ajima Ph.D

Lecturer, Department of English,

Benue State University, Makurdi

 

 


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