Critical Perspectives on Cameroon Writing
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This landmark volume brings together a very rich harvest of forty critical essays on Cameroon literature by Cameroon literary scholars. The book is the result of the Second Conference on Cameroon Literature which took place at the University of Buea in 1994. The Buea conference was motivated by a determination to look at Cameroon literature straight into its face and criticize it using literary criteria of the strictest kind. Gone were the times when the criticism was complacent because it was believed that a nascent literature could easily be stifled by application of rather strict cannons of literary criticism. Both writers and critics had a lot to say. Subjects dealt with ranged from general topics on literature, survival and national identity, through specialized articles on prose, poetry, drama, translation, language, folklore, children�s literature, Journalism and politics. It is the hope of the volume editors that the publication of these papers will instigate the kind of actions that were recommended and that the prolific nature of Cameroon literature will equally give rise to a prolific and robust criticism.

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Published 24 July 2013
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CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES on CAMEROON WRITING
Edited by H N E, A A, andN L
Critical Perspectives on Cameroon Writing Edited by Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh Albert Azeyeh Nalova Lyonga
Langaa Research & 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 in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookcollective.com
ISBN: 9956-790-81-8 ©Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh, Albert Azeyeh & Nalova Lyongha 2013
DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
Table of Contents Foreword/Preface: Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh……………………… ix Speeches…………………………………......…………..11. Welcome address, Vice-Chancellor, University of Buea, Dr. Dorothy Njeuma…………………………………………………………. 3 2. Speech by Minister of Higher Education, Professor Peter Agbor Tabi……………………………………………………………... 7 Keynote Address 3. Bole Butake, “The Writer as Visionary.” ……………………. 13 General274. Ambroise Kom, “Une nécrologie: la critique littéraire au Cameroun.”…………………………………………………….. 29 5. Bame Nsamenang, “The indigenous and the alien in Cameroon Writing”………………………………………………………… 37 6. Hubert Mono Ndjana, “Le dépassement ethnique: esquisse d’une théorie de l’identité.” …………………………………………… 55 7. Sylvestre Bouelet, “La Ville et La création littéraire Camerounaise” …………………………………………………. 77 8. Paul Mbangwana, “Trends in female names in Cameroon: An expression of self-affirmation……………………………………87 9. André Ntonfo, “Littérature Camerounaise en Français: voix et iii
voies d’aujourd’hui” ……………………………………………. 97 10. Tatah Mbui, “Toward a more humanized world: The moral obligations of Africa’s intellectuals: The case of Cameroon.”….. 113 11. Emmanuel Yenshu, “Literature in Anglophone Cameroon and the African Context: Toward sociology of Cameroon Anglophone Writing” ……………………………………………………….. 127 Folklore………………………………………………13512. Albert Azeyeh, L ‘Envers d’Oedipe ou les ooze travaux de Djeki……………………………………………………………. 137 13. Nol Alembong, “Folklore and Identity: Lessons for Cameroon.” ……………………………………………………..149 14. Grace Etonde Ekoto, “Les merveilleux exploits de Djeki la Njambe: de 1’epopee, à la scène ou les méandres d’une adaptation théâtrale”……………………………………………………….. 157 15. “Florence Dakam Wanko, “Folktale Tradition and the Modem Short. Story in Anglophone Cameroon Writing: From Signifying to Moralizing.” ……………………………………………………. 177 Prose…………………………………………………19516. M P. Meto’o, “Prisoner without a Crime d’Albert Mukong: Une étude de l’univers carcéral”………………………………… 197 17. Abimne Njinjoh, “The Black condition and Material wretchedness - versus moral integrity in Remy-Gilbert Medou-Mvomo’s Le Journal de Faliou.”……………………………………………………… 201
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18. Emmanuel Chia and Charles Atangana Nama, “A Socio-linguistic appreciation of Asong’s The Crown of Thorns”………………....217 19. Jeanne N. Dingomo, “Isn’t woman woman’s worst enemy? An appraisal of the feminism of Liking and Beyala”…………………231 20. Pierre Fandio: Rectification et infinnation, “L’image de l’homme chez deux romancières camerounaises”………………………… 251 21. Charles Atangana Nama, “A Psychoanalytical Reading of Linus Asong’s No Way to Die” ………………………………... 265 22. Kashim Ibrahim Tala, “The impact of social and cultural change in the novels of Linus Asong”……………………………………... 281 Drama………………………………………………..28923. S.A. Ambanasom, “Pedagogy of the deprived: A study of the plays of Victor Epie Ngome, Bole Butake and Bate Besong”………… 291 24. George Nyamndi, “The cattle of Lake God: Symbolism and Meaning”……………………………………………………307 25. Polycarpe Oyie Ndzie, “L’exotisme dans Trois prétendants: un mari de Guillaume Oyono Mbia”……………………………….. 315 26. Gilbert Doho, “Theatre Universitaire et instances en post-colonie” ………………………………………………….. 325 27. Peter Abety, “The literary podium and the political pulpit: Medium and message in Anglophone Cameroonian drama” ……………. 339 Language…………………………………………….361
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28. Etienne Ze Amvela, “The English Language in Cameroon: Pre-Colonial Period”………………………………………………... 363 29. George Echu, “littérature camerounaise d’expression Anglaise: Usage et influence française”……………………………………. 379 30. Mathieu François Minyono-Nkodo, “La littérature africaine la conquête de son identité culturelle: Itinéraire linguistique des écrivains camerounais à la recherché d’une parole culturelle”……………. 393 Children’s Literature………………………………..41531. Thomas Tenjo-Okwen, Children’s Literature in Cameroon: A Partnership Model for its Development and Promotion” ………. 417 32. Edward Ako, “Children’s Literature in Cameroon: A Review II” ………………………………………………………427 History and Journalism……………………………..43933. Thaddeus Menang, “A Survey of Cameroon’s New English Language Newspaper” …………………………………………. 441 34. Paul Ntungwe Ndue, “The Emergence and Strengthening of Democratic .Pluralism in Cameroon” ………………………….. 453 35. Victor Julius Ngoh, “John Ngu Foncha and the Saga of Southern Cameroon’s Quest for Reunification: 1956-1961 -A Re-appraisal”………………………………………………… 469 36. Francis Nyamnjoh, “Protest Journalism as a Literary Genre: The Case of Anglophone Cameroon Journalism Today” ……………. 485 37. Tatah Mentan, “Press and National Liberation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”……………………………………. 497 vi
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Translation………………………………………….51338. Oscar Tanifum, “Translation or Transliteration: To What Extent is Translating Creative Writing a Creative Activity?” …………….. 515 39. Moses Nyunai Nintai, “Survival and Identity of African Literature: A Perspective of the role of Translation” ………………………. 523 40. Joseph Che Sub, “The Translation of Stylistic Devices in Rene Philombe’s Short Stories”………………………………………. 542 41. Conference recommendations………………………………. 551
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