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Asong, Linus T. (Linus Tongwo) 1947-2012

Overview
Works: 25 works in 165 publications in 1 language and 16,152 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9372.9.A857, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Linus T Asong
 
Most widely held works by Linus T Asong
No way to die by Linus T Asong( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Salvation colony by Linus T Asong( )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A legend of the dead by Linus T Asong( )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Akroma file by Linus T Asong( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The crown of thorns by Linus T Asong( )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Nchindia held the Elders of his Council in total contempt, inwardly vowing to disagree with them at every point where disagreement was possible. What starts like a big joke develops into grim tragedy: the statue of the god of Nkokonoko Small Monje is discovered to have been stolen and sold to a white man! The tradition demands instant execution of the culprits. Was their Chief involved in the theft? What was worse, the crime or the punishment? Linus Asong was born in the South West Region of Cameroon in 1947. With a combined B.A honours in Education, in 1980 he entered the University of Windsor in Canada whence he graduated with a terminal degree in Creative Writing. He holds an M.A and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton Canada, and is presently Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Ecole Normale Superieure Bambili (University of Yaounde 1). Asong is a stand-up humorist, a consummate portrait painter, an accomplished literary scholar, and a celebrated prolific writer with over a dozen novels to his credit
Doctor Frederick Ngenito by Linus T Asong( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Frederick Ngenito shocks his entire ethnic community by finally marrying a girl whose rejection of him had cost him an enviable job. But this is nothing compared to the ire of the ancestors when he hides the facts surrounding his irate father's suicide and he is buried without the traditional cleansing, and which reduces him to a wreck. Harrowing but thoroughly enjoyable, this spellbinder of a novel is a brash standoff between filia and eros, science and fetish fears. Bloodcurdling premonitions and raspy raw effects make of this novel of many parts a story of dogged intolerance and catastr
Chopchair by Linus T Asong( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extremely irritable and quick-tempered chieftain, Akendong II has 14 children, all girls, and is saddened by the fact that he has no chopchair, a male heir to his throne. Then news comes to him that his favourite wife has given birth to a pair of twins, boys. He is even more angered by the fact that he has two heirs, a source of trouble for his kingdom. To avoid his wrath, his councillors change the story, sending away one of the boys to grow in hiding. Learning of the truth about his birth 15 years afterwards, the prince in hiding returns, kidnaps the palace prince and demands his full share of the kingdom. His will is done, but at a very great cost to the chief's peace of mind and relationship with his people. This is by far the shortest of Asong's novels and the least complicated by comparison. But the conflicts, the hallmarks of his art are still there, so also is his breathtaking suspense
The crabs of Bangui by Linus T Asong( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Detective fiction & the African scene : from the "whodunit?" to the "whydunit?" by Linus T Asong( )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its very inception, detective fiction has enjoyed a great popularity among the young and the old, the learned and the not so learned. By some unfortunate stroke of irony, its respect has not kept pace with its enormous popularity. For over half a century now, it has remained the bane of creative writing. In strict intellectual circles, it is very rare to find people talk defensively and interestingly about the genre. Yet Asong has chosen to do just that. He has stoutly defended the weak by putting up a good case for its continued existence. He has also shown how irresistible key elements of the genre are to even the best respected novelists. Finally he has demonstrated for the first time, how the genre has been domesticated by African writers of very great repute such as Ngugi, Sembene and Lessing. That he has been able to prove that these writers have used techniques of detective fiction is a significant broadening of the horizons for appreciating creative writing in Africa."--Project Muse
Ndeh Ntumazah : a conversational auto-biography by Ndeh Ntumazah( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rich conversational auto-biography tells the story of the political life of Ndeh Ntumazah who was born in Mankon in 1926, spent the best part of his life suffering and sacrificing for the freedom of Cameroon, and died in London on January 21, 2010, at the age of 83, as President of the Union of the Populations of Cameroon (UPC). Ntumazah was a political activist for nearly 60 years. He joined the UPC around 1950 and remained a militant of the party until his demise. When the UPC was banned in French Cameroon in 1955, he was advised by his comrades to create another party in the Southern C
Laughing store : a treasury of entertainment by Linus T Asong( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughing Store is just what we need in times of troubles and uncertainties such as these. A book of humour from an acclaimed master of laughter, it lifts our hearts and raises our spirits. Jokes that touch about every domain of existence ñ from sex to religion, from births to deaths, from politics to the beer parlour, from the courtroom to the hospital. And most important of all, conceived in the supremely original Cameroonian flavour of jokes
Psychological constructs and the craft of African fiction of yesteryears : six studies by Linus T Asong( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osagyefo : the Great Betrayal : a historical novel by Linus T Asong( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stranger in his homeland by Linus T Asong( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Modern Cameroon poetry : a selection for secondary schools by Emmanuel Fru Doh( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughing store : a treasury of entertainment by Linus T Asong( Book )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anti-hero in African fiction : an examination of psychological constructs and characterization techniques in six selected novels by Linus T Asong( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding American literature and world masterpieces : a study guide for first year students( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osagyefo by Linus T Asong( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Understanding English literature : a study guide for university students( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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No way to die
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Salvation colonyA legend of the deadThe Akroma fileThe crown of thornsDoctor Frederick NgenitoChopchairThe crabs of BanguiNdeh Ntumazah : a conversational auto-biography
Alternative Names
Asong, L. T. 1947-

Asong, L. T. (Linus Tongwo), 1947-

Asong, L. T. (Linus Tongwo), 1947-2012

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Asong, Linus T. (Linus Tongwo), 1947-

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Tongwo, Asong Linus, 1947-2012

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