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
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 n nDans ce roman puissant, L onora Miano revient sur l
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.
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.
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
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 nas
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 merce
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, forc
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
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 n n We should have known the end was near n nSo begins Imbolo Mbue s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We We
Takes a satirical look at colonialism and the situations it promotes By the author of Houseboy.
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 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 hom
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 so