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In the shadow of my country

Author: Tennu Mbuh
Publisher: Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa ; [East Lansing, Mich.] : Dist. in N. America by Michigan State Univ. Press, ©2009.
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Growing up almost simultaneously with the independent Cameroon nation, it takes Tipoung'he a long time together with challenging experiences to realise that he has all along been living in the shadow of his country. His epic story is representative of the many whose untold stories are caught in the schematic confusion of independence, in which self-knowledge must rally back finally from the lethargic ideals of the  Read more...
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Mbuh, Tennu.
In the shadow of my country.
Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa : [East Lansing, Mich.] : Dist. in N. America by Michigan State Univ. Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)441152534
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tennu Mbuh
ISBN: 9789956715800 9956715808
OCLC Number: 776203700
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 309 pages)
Contents: Ch. 1. Ndamnyeh, once upon a time --
ch. 2. The shoot from Aghem --
ch. 3. Where the light shone --
ch. 4. Ache head sons of Mulafako --
ch. 5. Bitter seeds of faith --
ch. 6. The strike --
ch. 7. Farewell, Matajem --
ch. 8. Vanity fair --
ch. 9. Zakia's transmutation --
ch. 10. City of Seven Hills --
ch. 11. Saints and ghosts of a palmed grove --
ch. 12. Feuding pedagogues --
ch. 13. Eclipse beyond the grove --
ch. 14. Tiny beads of inspiration --
ch. 15. Acolytes and misinterpreters --
ch. 16. Voices of the Inquisition --
ch. 17. The bait and a noose --
ch. 18. To migrate or not to migrate.
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Growing up almost simultaneously with the independent Cameroon nation, it takes Tipoung'he a long time together with challenging experiences to realise that he has all along been living in the shadow of his country. His epic story is representative of the many whose untold stories are caught in the schematic confusion of independence, in which self-knowledge must rally back finally from the lethargic ideals of the Nation and the Patriot in a redeeming instance of identity. The story mirrors the growth of the hero as he gets used to his ever shifting environment. The complexity of experience, the burden of knowledge, and how to express these, confront Tipoung'he with prescriptive arrogance, and the more he gets entangled in the authoritative and patriotic mesh, the more he becomes aware of the need to withdraw from their osmotic consciousness. The moment of withdrawal, which coincides with self-knowledge, is a personal and symbolic rebirth.

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