Laughing Store
168 Pages
English
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168 Pages
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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 � 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.

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Published 01 December 2010
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EAN13 9789956579501
Language English
Document size 1 MB

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L a u g h i rtoLaughingn g S A TreSasure ofoEntertainment e: A Treasure of Entertainment LinusAsong
L i n u s A s o n g
Laughing Store
Eliminate from the literature or conduct of any one people the amusing and the amused faculty, and you produce a Sterility as dull and uninteresting as the cinders and ashes of the Volcanic fields of Iceland.
 (Samuel S. Cox, inWHY WE LAUGH)
Laughing Store
A Treasury of Entertainment
Linus T. Asong
LangaaResearch & Publishing CIG Mankon,Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.com www.langaa-rpcig.net
Distributed outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookscollective.com
Distributed in N. America by Michigan State University Press msupress@msu.edu www.msupress.msu.edu
ISBN: 9956-578-32-0
© Linus T. Asong 2010 First published 1973, by Patron Publishing House
DISCLAIMER The names, characters, places and incidents in this book are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Accordingly, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely one of incredible coincidence.
Contents
Dedication ................................................................................. vii Author’s Preface ......................................................................... ix Foreword ..................................................................................... xi
 1. Family Moobment ........................................................... 1  2. Soochooloo ................................................................... 21  3. Boy-boy ......................................................................... 47  4. Use And Spoil ............................................................... 53  5. Waspita .......................................................................... 61  6. Poritic, Poriss And The Daw ...................................... 79  7. Man Die Na Die ........................................................... 97  8. Marrette: For Butter Or For Wax ............................ 107  9. Ovasaby – Sense – Pass – King .............................. 115 10. Macara Party ............................................................... 129 11. Chorse .......................................................................... 141 12. For Moomoos Only Nothing Inside, But P.t.o. ..... 149
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Dedication
TO MY BELOVED SISTER, THERESIA EFUERANCHA AJARB, Who hardly knew what it was she was protecting when she made all the sacrifice and underwent every discomfort to see me go through secondary school, and from whose stock of humour I have borrowed much of this little.
FOR PROFESSOR STEPHEN H. ARNOLD, Who first advised me to take jokes seriously.
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Author’s Preface
I feel particularly relieved that I have finally been able to make available to the public some of those thought that make me laugh so often, even when I am alone, and which have endeared my company to so many. This, I have come to believe, is the one book I was condemned to write. When I published my first novel –THE CROWN OF THORNS in 1990, the 2000 copies were all sold out within a month. I learned a few weeks later, however, that many people bought or fought to buy the books mainly because they took for granted that if I had published a book then it had to be a joke book. Although they were seriously mistaken, they, nevertheless were not totally disappointed in the novels offered entertainment of its own as well as lessons which no joke could have passed over. Life, I dare say, cannot be lived permanently on the humour lane. A good joke is the result of the effort of the entire community in which it is produced. It is also a performance. A joke is as good as the performer. Listeners would not enjoy the joke unless you enjoy it yourself. Everybody who came into contact with me during the years in which I was gathering material for this book, has had a hand in the final production consciously or unconsciously. I am therefore referring globally to all those friends of mine, high and low, rich and poor, literate or illiterate, who worked with me every evening in the laboratories of entertainment which we call THE JEAN-PAUL CORNER in Small Mankon, Ni Richard’s MIDWAY CANTEEN at Azire, Pa Allo’s LOWCOST SUPPERMARKET and Pa Alfred’s EXPERIMENTAL ALIMENTATION, T-JUNCTION, Commercial Avenue, Bamenda. I cannot single out any
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