Mystique. A Collection of Lake Myths
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In Cameroon and Africa, lakes are sacred and often secret places. They fascinate curiosity and have often served as repositories of local histories, memories and dreams. In Mystique, Bime offers the reader a rich and seductive menu of reflection on the significance of legends and myths on and around lakes in Cameroon, Ghana, Benin and Tanzania. She tells her stories with the talent and elegance of a writer who does not only have an ear for what others tell her but who also has the ability to transform what she hears into something uniquely hers and truly universal. Mystique is a must-read and an opportunity for progeny to keep alive a tested and cherished heritage of story-telling. This is truly innovative and culturally relevant entertainment that invites the reader to unchain her spirit to explore. Beatrice Fri Bime, an international management consultant, who enjoys humanitarian affairs, holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA. A Cameroonian, she has worked in Banking, government, national and international organizations and is author of Some Place, Some Where. She lives with her family in Yaounde.

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Published 15 July 2009
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EAN13 9789956716722
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Mystique.
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Beatrice Fri Bime Someplace, Somewhere Mystique: A Collection of Lake Myths
Mystique
A Collection of Lake Myths
Beatrice Fri Bime
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214
© Beatrice Fri Bime 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.
Mystique: A Collection of Lake Myths
Contents
Dedication ............................................................................. vii
Acknowledgements ................................................................ ix
Lake Oku Prologue ............................................................................... 3
Chapter One The Decision of the Lake ........................................... 7
Chapter Two The Woman at Djem ................................................. 11
Chapter Three The Woman at Oku ................................................... 15
Chapter Four The Lakes .................................................................... 21
Chapter Five The Forest ................................................................... 25
Lake Ake Bambili ................................................................. 29
Lake Mwanenguba ............................................................... 39
Lake Victoria ......................................................................... 51
Lake Wum .............................................................................. 65
Lake Awing ............................................................................ 75
Lake Bosomtwi ..................................................................... 83
Lake Mfoû .............................................................................. 93
Lake Aheme ........................................................................ 101 v
Mystique: A Collection of Lake Myths
Dedication
To the people who have made me the person I am:
My Grandmother, Sarah Angob Mbaku,
My Mother, Elizabeth Anje Mbaku,
and
My husband, John Sabbas Bime,
You live on in my heart.
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Mystique: A Collection of Lake Myths
Acknowledgements
SPECIAL THANKS GO TO Mr. Aloysius Yiveyuvi (Pa Bankomo) who first told me the story of Lake Oku and got me started on Lake Myths.
The others would not have been written without the contributions of Sebastian Ngu Mbaku, Mr. J. Sama Ndi, Mr. Edi Mesumbe, Mrs Esther Fombon, Manyi Mbozphor nee Esther Nji, Fon Bambi III of Wum, Mrs. Lucia Kang, Mr. Thompson Apea Kwabi of Ghana and the young Novitiate in Tanzania.
My children, Kerman, Chiawa and Akere Bime. I appreciate your indulgence. Thanks for all the joy you give me.
To all my friends (You know yourselves!) thank you for being there.
To the Editors and Publishers thank you, for bringing the work out to the public.
Special THANKS go to Aisatou Ngong for painstakingly editing the stories. And to Azah Ngu, Caroline Kilo Bara and Therese Nchami for reading the first draft and providing valuable feedback.
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