The Obasinjom Warrior

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Author: Doh, Emmanuel Fru
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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On March 8, 2007, one of Cameroon's foremost scholars died in a ghastly traffic accident barely hours after launching his most forthright and acerbic collection of poems: Disgrace: Autobiographical Narcissus. Dr. Bate Besong was a social activist, a critic, troubadour, and playwright; an avant-garde, steeped in the tradition of the absurd, who fought against the corrupt system of governance that transmuted Cameroonians into a comatose and apathetic citizenry neutered by fear engendered by the workings of an existing Gestapo. For the first time, Emmanuel Fru Doh has gone beyond an analysis of Besong's plays into giving an in-depth appraisal of his poems which have, for a long time, held back critics because of their opacity. Doh examines each of Besong's plays and collections of poems in separate sections and succeeds in setting Besong's work in perspective-mindful of their concerns and the nation's history-as informed by a succinct political vision and an already established technique modified only by genre. The Obasinjom Warrior, which amounts to a brief look at the scholar's life and a detailed study of his works, is a befitting tribute to a true patriot and scholar who died fighting the forces of evil, in positions of power, which have transformed his native Cameroon into a province of hell. This is a careful, detailed, and authoritative study of one of the most significant literary figures ever to emerge from Cameroon.


Their Champagne Party Will End Poems In Honor Of Bate Besong

Their Champagne Party Will End  Poems in Honor of Bate Besong PDF
Author: Bate Besong
Publisher: African Books Collective
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 63
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Bate Besong was Cameroon?s most vocal and controversial poet, playwright and scholar, who died in March 2007. The poems in this collection are a tribute to the man and his work, and provide a snapshot of the mood that prevailed after his death. Bate Besong ushered in a new kind of nationalist ?fighting? literature in Cameroon, unapologetic in its defense of Cameroon?s Anglophone minority and scathing in its denunciation of postcolonial African dictators and their foreign collaborators. These poems defy Bate Besong?s death by affirming that his impact as a writer lives on. 34 poems are included from 30 poets. ?Moving and tellingly generous, these tributes attest to the value of Bate Besong as humanist, artist, and patriot; the ?Inextinguishable Flame? of his inspiration; the triumph of his life over the pain of his departure. Here is a resonant celebration not only of the brief but boisterously bright fire of one of our bravest writers, but also of the unbreakable chord of our common humanity. The refrains in these elegies are anthems of hope. The ink in their lines will for ever stay aglow.? Niyi Osundare, Nigerian writer & former teacher of Bate Besong ?These poems put into perspective the essence of that Anglophone Cameroon literary icon, the fearless ?Obasinjom Warrior? with the bemused smile, who once upon a time, was called Bate Besong.? Ba?bila Mutia, Professor of Literature, ENS, University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon. Author of Coils of Mortal Flesh.


Anglophone Cameroon Literature

Anglophone Cameroon Literature PDF
Author: Emmanuel Fru Doh
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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Against a disturbing political backdrop and through an in-depth appraisal of selected illustrative texts from major genres—poetry, prose, and drama—Emmanuel Fru Doh presents the origins and growth of a young but potent literature.


Modern Cameroon Poetry

Modern Cameroon Poetry PDF
Author: Emmanuel Fru Doh
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Category : Cameroonian poetry (English)
Languages : en
Pages : 147
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Cameroon Life

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Category : Cameroon
Languages : en
Pages :
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Nomenclatural Poetization And Globalization

Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization PDF
Author: Ankumah, Adaku T.
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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This prolific collection of essays, with contributions from scholars from across several disciplines, on the practice and implications of naming - Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization - explores diverse concerns in onomastics, such as cultural and ethnic implications as well as individual identity formation processes in the age of Globalization and extends these to a variety of contemporary theories of appreciation and internationalization.


Wading The Tide

Wading the Tide PDF
Author: Emmanuel Fru Doh
Publisher: African Books Collective
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 47
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Wading the Tide is an expression of profound emotions touching on a wide range of issues-personal and political-from the birth of the Cameroon nation, her political meandering, until the state of emergency declared on the North West Province in 1992. Accordingly, Doh complains, ridicules, and pays tribute, even as he instructs and guides on timeless matters of life, all in an effort to draw attention to his country's gradual, downward spiral into anomy.


West Africa

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Category : Africa, West
Languages : en
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The Banquet

The Banquet PDF
Author: Bate Besong
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Category : Cameroon
Languages : en
Pages : 52
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