The Curious Case of National Parks Still in Hiding

Mwalimu Johnnie MacViban 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…

Poem by Nouck Protus B.

Bearded Business (To a Fallen Friend: Mbella Sonne Dipoko) His voice would baritone From the pit of his flattened belly; Boon of frugal diets, Of cold chicken, and beef soya; Of grains and leaven, now, And then, a drop or…

Anglophone Cameroon Literature: the Travails of a Minority Literature

[Part 1] Oscar C. Labang For a very long time now, I have struggled with inner pressures not to join in this theoretical quibbling about Anglophone Cameroon Literature and just content my soul in a quiet corner and make my…

Two Poems by Dzekashu MacViban

After the Lobotomy I’ve known auto-proclaimed ministers, merchants of salvation whose hearts are wildernesses in a modern day wild See them revel in a hermetic ornanistic bacchanalia after a daily battle of wits to which they impose taxes— for knowledge…

Petit Pays: Nudity and the King

Petit Pays owned the nineties.  And if he didn’t own the entire decade, then he owned the most significant part of it.  And if he didn’t own the airwaves, he certainly owned sidewalk speakers and dance floors.  The ‘matinee’ generation…

Sex As Gender/Power Politics Between Men and Women

 Wirndzerem G. Barfee   One of the first things that after strikes the sensibility of a sensitive reader is the originality of a book’s title. When it comes to poetry; that exigency is doubled. Lum Louisa, on this critical count,…

Four Poems by Fon Tuma

If You Believe the Stories He should never have gone back there for there was nothing left. A familiar familiar blew about the ruins of what was once a great strong-hold Where there should have been time, every other thing…

Down Media Memory Lane; A Review of The Mwalimu’s Reader

Dzekashu MacViban       Fervent listeners of the radio programme Cameroon Calling— which has stood the test of time— will see The Mwalimu’s Reader as a time capsule because each piece will take them back to the period during…

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