Houseboy

23 February 2020 | By Ferdinand Oyono | Filed in: cameroon.

Toundi Ondoua, the rural African protagonist of Houseboy, encounters a world of prisms that cast beautiful but unobtainable glimmers, especially for a black youth in colonial Cameroon Houseboy, written in the form of Toundi s captivating diary and translated from the original French, discloses his

La Saison de l'ombre

23 February 2020 | By LĂ©onora Miano | Filed in: cameroon.

Afrique sub saharienne Les fils a n s du clan Mulongo ont disparu Au cours d une qu te aussi bien initiatique que r elle et dangereuse, les missaires du clan vont comprendre que leurs voisins, les Bwele, sont responsables de cette disparition Dans ce roman puissant, L onora Miano revient sur la

The Poor Christ of Bomba

23 February 2020 | By Mongo Beti | Filed in: cameroon.

In Bomba the girls who are being prepared for Christian marriage live together in the women s camp Gradually it becomes apparent that the local church men have been using the local girls for their own purposes This novel is a biting critique of colonial life and missionary activity.

Mission to Kala

23 February 2020 | By Mongo Beti | Filed in: cameroon.

Medza is sent off to retrieve a villager s wife who has run off with a man from another tribe Amongst his best appreciated and funniest novels.

Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin

23 February 2020 | By Susana Herrera | Filed in: cameroon.

When the Peace Corps sends Susana Herrera to teach English in Northern Cameroon, she yearns to embrace her adopted village and its people, to drink deep from the spirit of Mother Africa and to forget a bitter childhood and painful past To the villagers, however, she s a rich American tourist, a

The Informationist (Vanessa Michael Munroe, #1)

23 February 2020 | By Taylor Stevens | Filed in: cameroon.

Vanessa Michael Munroe deals in information expensive information working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his

Cameroon with Egbert

23 February 2020 | By Dervla Murphy | Filed in: cameroon.

Cameroon with Egbert tells the story of a journey through the remote areas of Cameroon undertaken by indomitable author Dervla Murphy and her daughter Rachel, accompanied by an endearing horse named Egbert During the course of their wanderings they are frequently mistaken for husband and wife,

Your Madness, Not Mine: Stories of Cameroon

23 February 2020 | By Makuchi | Filed in: cameroon.

Women s writing in Cameroon has so far been dominated by Francophone writers The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian and as a woman whose life has been shaped by the minority status her people occupy within the

Mount Pleasant

23 February 2020 | By Patrice Nganang | Filed in: cameroon.

In Cameroon in 1931, Sara is taken from her family and brought to Mount Pleasant as a gift for Sultan Njoya, the Bamum leader cast into exile by French colonialists Just nine years old and on the verge of becoming one of the sultan s hundreds of wives, Sara s story takes an unexpected turn when she

The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut

23 February 2020 | By Nigel Barley | Filed in: cameroon.

Note This book was originally published as Not a Hazardous Sport When British anthropologist Nigel Barley set up home among the Dowayo people in northern Cameroon, he knew how fieldwork should be conducted Unfortunately, nobody had told the Dowayo His compulsive, witty account of first fieldwork

The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba

23 February 2020 | By Makuchi | Filed in: cameroon.

The Sacred Door and Other Stories Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture the vibrancy of Beba oral traditions Makuchi retells the stories that she heard at

How Beautiful We Were

23 February 2020 | By Imbolo Mbue | Filed in: cameroon.

From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an America oil company We should have known the end was near So begins Imbolo Mbue s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were.

When the Plums Are Ripe

23 February 2020 | By Patrice Nganang | Filed in: cameroon.

In Cameroon, plum season is a highly anticipated time of year But for the narrator of When the Plums Are Ripe, the poet Pouka, the season reminds him of the time when our country had discovered the root not so much of its own violence as that of the world s own, and, in response, had thrown its

The Old Man and the Medal

23 February 2020 | By Ferdinand Oyono | Filed in: cameroon.

Takes a satirical look at colonialism and the situations it promotes By the author of Houseboy.