Anglophone-Cameroon Literature

Anglophone-Cameroon Literature : An Introduction

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Against a disturbing political backdrop and through an in-depth appraisal of selected illustrative texts from major genres-poetry, prose, and drama-Emmanuel Fru Doh presents the origins and growth of a young but potent literature. To him, Anglophone-Cameroon literature is a weapon in the hands of an oppressed English speaking minority in his native Cameroon, Africa, who were unfairly manipulated by the United Nations and Britain into a skewed federation in the name of an independence deal.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739192728
  • 9780739192726

Review quote

A noted Cameroonian poet, novelist, and memoirist, Doh explains in his preface that he began this book in the early 1990s, when the need for a solid body of criticism on Cameroon literature in English was even greater than it is now...Doh provides commentary on six novels, six plays, and six collections of poetry. CHOICE Emmanuel Fru Doh's Anglophone-Cameroon Literature: An Introduction must be hailed as a trailblazer to a new literary landscape in global literature worthy of investigation. This title constitutes a major critical highway and an incontrovertible intersection through which literary scholars must navigate to get into the heart of Anglophone-Cameroon Literature. -- Bill Ndi, Tuskegee University Emmanuel Fru Doh's book presents a studied analysis and interpretation of Anglophone Cameroon Literature. This book is without doubt a landmark intervention in Anglophone Cameroon literature and it not only answers many of the questions that surround it, but equally opens up the possibility for further discussions. It is therefore a foundational work upon which future debates will be built. -- Blossom Fondo, University of Marouashow more

About Emmanuel Fru Doh

Emmanuel Fru Doh, a native of Cameroon, is professor in the Department of English at Century College.show more

Table of contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS DEDICATION PREFACE TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE. INTRODUCTION: THE EMERGENCE OF A "NATION" CHAPTER TWO. ORAL LITERATURE IN ANGLOPHONE-CAMEROON CHAPTER THREE. PROSE: THE NOVEL AND THE IMPACT OF COLONIZATION CHAPTER FOUR. THEATRE, NATIONHOOD, AND THE QUESTION OF INDEPENDENCE CHAPTER FIVE. POETRY AND THE REPUBLIC CHAPTER SIX. CONCLUSION WORKS CITED INDEX ABOUT THE AUTHORshow more