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Title:Special issue: Cameroon literature
Editor:Nfah-Abbenyi, Juliana MakuchiISNI
Periodical:Tydskrif vir letterkunde (ISSN 0041-476X)
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Assosiasie, Universiteit van Pretoria
Geographic term:Cameroon
French language
English language
oral literature
Abstract:The contributions to this special issue on Cameroon literature address a variety of issues ranging from the colonial era to the early decades of independence under the dictatorship of Ahmadou Ahidjo, to Paul Biya's ascension to power in the mid-80s with the promise of democracy, to freedom of the press and freedom of speech turning out to be an illusion in the 1990s, and to censorship and the general feeling op hopelesness of the 2000s. Titles: Cameroon's national literatures: an introduction (Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi); Anglophone Cameroon literature: a conversation with Bole Butake (Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi & Bole Butake); Francophone Cameroon literature: a conversation with Ambroise Kom (Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi & Ambroise Kom); La 'mutilation anthropologique' et le réalignement de la littérature camerounaise (Cilas Kemedjio); 'Anthropological mutilation' and the reordening of Cameroon literature (Cilas Kemedjio); Anglophone Cameroon literature 1959-90: a brief overview (Joyce Ashuntantang); Framing homosexual identities in Cameroonian literature (Frieda Ekotto); 'A crushing curse': widowhood in contemporary anglophone Cameroon literature (Eunice Ngongkum); Community theatre as instrument for community sensitisation and mobilisation (Ekpe Inyang); Oral history, collective memory and socio-political criticism: a study of popular culture in Cameroon (Donatus Fai Tangem); Towards a poetics of decolonization: Mongo Beti's 'The poor Christ of Bomba' (Charles Tita); 'Les lendemains de révolution avortée': Nathalie Etoke's bipolar narratives of doomed national romance (Anna-Leena Toivanen); Les traductions néerlandaises des romans francophones camerounais (Katrien Lievois). [ASC Leiden abstract]