Dogs in the Sun
174 Pages
English
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174 Pages
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This compelling narrative pits the legacies of two men in the village of Nwemba. Winjala the Crude, yardman to the English surveyor Pete Harrington, kills the latter's favourite animal, the big monkey called Stirrup, and runs to his village. Sama Gakoh, washerman to Harrington, also returns home when his services are terminated for age reasons. Both hold clashing views of the white man. They die shortly after their return but their sons pick up and sustain their conflicting philosophies. The drama culminates in the fishing contest where the village chief, Ndelu, takes an unprecedented decision charged with meaning and wisdom. The action is given piquancy by a strong undercurrent of human passion that flies in the face, so to speak, of artifices that divide and alienate. We are dealing here with a profound allegory that brings the classical stereotypes into pointed - and hopefully final - disrepute.

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Published 15 September 2009
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EAN13 9789956715527
Language English
Document size 3 MB

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Dogs in the Sun
G. D. Nyamndi
LangaaResearch & Publishing CIG Mankon,Bamenda
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG 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: 9956-558-58-3
© G. D. Nyamndi 2009
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.
Dogs in the Sun
Contents
Chapter One ............................................................................. 1 Chapter Two .......................................................................... 11
Chapter Three ....................................................................... 31 Chapter Four .......................................................................... 39 Chapter Five .......................................................................... 49
Chapter Six ............................................................................ 57 Chapter Seven ....................................................................... 81 Chapter Eight ........................................................................ 89
Chapter Nine ....................................................................... 103
Chapter Ten ......................................................................... 113
Chapter Eleven ................................................................... 121 Chapter Twelve ................................................................... 125 Chapter Thirteen ................................................................. 129 Chapter Fourteen ................................................................ 135 Chapter Fifteen ................................................................... 141
Chapter Sixteen ................................................................... 145 Chapter Seventeen ............................................................. 151 Chapter Eighteen ................................................................ 157
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Dogs in the Sun
Chapter One
y name is Banda. Banda son of Gakoh, of Nwemba. NMwembwana founded Nwemba many many moons ago. It is said that back in the ancestral lands of Bengeta, somewhere in the deep past, he discovered himself in a feud with Ilembea, his half-brother, and paid for his lack of restraint with expulsion from the village. But that is another drink altogether…we will not whip our cowhorns dry for afofo only to be poured kwatcha. When you hear of Nwemba you may think of it as a place where things happen that shake even the wind passing; where your morning is greeted with news that such and such has done something out of the ordinary; after all, we are talking about a village founded by Nwembwana. One would expect such a village to wear the name of its founding patriarch the way a man’s frame wears his breath. In his day you did not touch Nwembwana and get away with it. Even before Ilembea came to taste the power of his muscles, other young men of the ancestral land had eaten the dust in his hands and learnt that Nwembwana was not to be joked with. How could you defy him and still stand to tell the story? How? “Not me,” he was known to say, “not my ways. I don’t touch you first. Not even first. I don’t touch you. But if you touch me, then stand firm.” This rugged principle had borne him through life like bamboo-light through the dark.
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