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Stories from Abakwa

by Francis B. Nyamnjoh

Childhood and growing up in Mimboland, Cameroon are infused with fascinating stories and adventures. Discover life in Abakwa with Tom and his friend, as they are chased through an orchard for secretly harvesting avocadoes and mangoes. Smile as Mathias Chi's overloaded canoe almost loses balance. Shiver as Roland runs through the dark streets and bleeding corridors of Mvog Mvog. And cry when Big Brother discovers how his siblings suffered when he was away at school. What happens to Esther when she finds the courage to make an announcement at the Abakwa Mountain Foot Radio Station about her husband's disappearance? Will Prudencia and Collette kill or give life? How does Prisca Lum deal with her dwarf husband? Some characters will remind you of people you know - or even of yourself. Drum beats and church bells, thunder and lightning, princes and princesses, visions and deceptions fill the pages. Discover your favorite stories waiting to be told and retold, again and again.

ISBN 9789956558001 | 148 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 2007 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback



'Stories from Abakwa, with its colorful characters, tender moments, and hyperbolic plots demonstrates Llosa's observation about the creative instinct.These stories are the author's rebellion, his questioning of his reality, his Cameroonian reality. Nyamnjoh has offered us well-crafted tales that give a generous insight into a people. Especially because they unfold without limiting them to those lives and experiences that have inspired the author's rebellion.'

The Post, Cameroon

"Francis Nyamnjoh’s Stories from Abakwa highlights the living experiences of an adventurous youth in the social milieu of an emerging urbanizing society in the Third World. As a literary work it is most delightful to behold, and, indeed, after consuming the twelve chapters one easily asks: Why not more?"

The African Book Publishing Record



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