Mwalimu Johnnie MacViban
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Mwalimu Johnnie MacViban is a senior journalist and news analyst who has worked with the CRTV and Cameroon Tribune. He was winner of the 1994 Editor’s Choice Award for Poetry by the US National Library of Poetry and his novel, A Ripple from Abakwa, was shortlisted for the 2008 EduArt Jane and Rufus Blanchard Award for Fiction. His other books include An Anecdoted Patchwork, The Makuru Alternative, and The Mwalimu’s Reader. His novel, Twilight of Crooks, is forthcoming at Bakwa Books.

Twilight of Crooks (Excerpt)

The white flag floating at City Hall said it all. With the symbol of a mango fruit in the centre of the flag, Tumaranda—the Big Mango City—was juicy, wholesome, and edible for those hungry for plunder. All roads led to…

The Mwalimu Palaver

“What’s in a name?” The often-quoted question rings on in an age of post-enlightenment. When I think of the vision promulgated by the late emeritus Professor Bernard Nsokika Fonlon, echoes of “Shall We Make or Mar” seem to continue to…

The Curious Case of National Parks Still in Hiding

Many tourists are conversant with the Waza National Park of the Far North Region of Cameroon, yet, very few people know about the Bouba Ndjida National Park hidden somewhere in the Mayo Rey division of the North Region situated some…

Low Ebb for Cameroon Cinema (An Excerpt from The Mwalimu’s Reader)

The state of cinema in Cameroon is an all too brooding subject. This is so because the vacuum created by the absence of home made films in a globalised movie world, makes of us a cultural laughing stock. Not that…

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