Your Madness Not Mine

Author: Makuchi
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0896804356
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Your Madness Not Mine from the Author: Makuchi. Women's writing in Cameroon has so far been dominated by Francophone writers. The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian and as a woman whose life has been shaped by the minority status her people occupy within the nation-state. The stories in Your Madness, Not Mine are about postcolonial Cameroon, but especially about Cameroonian women, who probe their day-to-day experiences of survival and empowerment as they deal with gender oppression: from patriarchal expectations to the malaise of maldevelopment, unemployment, and the attraction of the West for young Cameroonians. Makuchi has given us powerful portraits of the people of postcolonial Africa in the so-called global village who too often go unseen and unheard.

The Sacred Door And Other Stories

Author: Makuchi
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0896804585
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The Sacred Door And Other Stories from the Author: Makuchi. The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture the vibrancy of Beba oral traditions. Makuchi retells the stories that she heard at home when she was growing up in her native Cameroon. The collection of thirty-four folktales of the Beba showcases a wide variety of stories that capture the richness and complexities of an agrarian society’s oral literature and traditions. Revenge, greed, and deception are among the themes that frame the story lines in both new and familiar ways. In the title story, a poor man finds himself elevated to king. The condition for his continued success is that he not open the sacred door. This tale of temptation, similar to the story of Pandora’s box, concludes with the question, “What would you have done?” Makuchi relates the stories her mother told her so that readers can make connections between African and North American oral narrative traditions. These tales reinforce the commonalities of our human experiences without discounting our differences.

Landscaping Postcoloniality The Dissemination Of Cameroon Anglophone Literature

Author: Joyce Ashuntantang
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 995655829X
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Landscaping Postcoloniality The Dissemination Of Cameroon Anglophone Literature from the Author: Joyce Ashuntantang. This is a foundational text on the production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature. The Republic of Cameroon is a bilingual country with English and French as the official languages. Ashuntantang shows that the pattern of production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature is not only framed by the minority status of English and English-speaking Cameroonians within the Republic of Cameroon, but is also a reflection of a postcolonial reality in Africa where mostly African literary texts published by western multi-national corporations are assured wide international accessibility and readership. This book establishes that in spite of these setbacks, Anglophone Cameroon writers have produced a corpus of work that has enriched the genres of prose, poetry and drama, and that these texts deserve a wider readership.

Metaphor And The Slave Trade In West African Literature

Author: Laura T. Murphy
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821444123
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Metaphor And The Slave Trade In West African Literature from the Author: Laura T. Murphy. Metaphor and the Slave Trade provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persist in West African discourse. Through an examination of metaphors that describe the trauma, loss, and suffering associated with the commerce in human lives, this book shows how the horrors of slavery are communicated from generation to generation. Laura T. Murphy’s insightful new readings of canonical West African fiction, autobiography, drama, and poetry explore the relationship between memory and metaphor and emphasize how repressed or otherwise marginalized memories can be transmitted through images, tropes, rumors, and fears. By analyzing the unique codes through which West Africans have represented the slave trade, this work foregrounds African literary contributions to Black Atlantic discourse and draws attention to the archive that metaphor unlocks for scholars of all disciplines and fields of study.

African Immersion

Author: Julius A. Amin
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498502385
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African Immersion from the Author: Julius A. Amin. Based on previously unused primary sources including extensive interviews in Cameroon, personal journals, diaries, responses to questionnaires, and a variety of secondary sources, this study is a critical analysis of US study abroad programs in Africa. Using the University of Dayton Cameroon Immersion program as a case study, the work examines different aspects of experiential learning including selection, orientation, activities of US college students in Cameroon, post-immersion meetings, and impact of program. The nation of Cameroon and University of Dayton are uniquely ideal for the study as Cameroon is considered “Africa in miniature” and serves as a window to understanding many of Africa’s political, economic, cultural, and social complexities. Located in the American Midwest, the University of Dayton, while unique, shares many similarities with other American universities. The study expands the boundaries of scholarship on study abroad. By comparing the impact of the African experience on students to that of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in that continent, the study opens up avenues for comparative analyses. Africa is vital to the global community and, with its complex political, economic, cultural, and social systems, offers important lessons to understanding students’ ability to adapt to change in a rapidly changing global environment.

Black African Literature In English 1997 1999

Author: Bernth Lindfors
Publisher: James Currey Publishers
ISBN: 9780852555750
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Black African Literature In English 1997 1999 from the Author: Bernth Lindfors. This volume lists the work produced on anglophone black African literature between 1997 and 1999. Containing thousands of entries, it covers books, periodical articles, papers in edited collections and selective coverage of other relevant sources.

Political Handbook Of The World 2016 2017

Author: Tom Lansford
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 150632715X
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Political Handbook Of The World 2016 2017 from the Author: Tom Lansford. The Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough, and accurate political information, with more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide. The updated 2016–2017 edition, which contains revisions made by political science and international relations scholars, will continue to be the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. With more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, housed in one place, these volumes are renowned for their extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. They also provide names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and United Nations agencies. This comprehensive update will include coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of the last two years, including the closely-watched U.S. presidential election; the effect of the Brexit referendum and installment of a new British prime minister; the extensive investigation and subsequent impeachment of Brazil’s president; the far-reaching impact of the “Panama Papers” scandal; changes in U.S.–Cuba diplomatic relations and the reopening of their embassies; the unconstitutional declaration of Gambia as an Islamic State; and sentiments about the migrant and refugee crisis across Europe and the influence on policy. Also, the new “For Further Reference” feature included for every country entry directs readers to additional resources.

Women Filmmakers

Author: Jacqueline Levitin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136743057
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Women Filmmakers from the Author: Jacqueline Levitin. This wide-ranging volume of new work brings together women filmmakers and critics who speak about what has changed over the past twenty years. Including such filmmakers as Margarethe von Trotta, Deepa Mehta, and Pratibha Parmar, and such critics as E. Ann Kaplan, this comprehensive volume addresses political, artistic, and economic questions vital to understanding the relationship of women to the art and business of filmmaking.

World Englishes

Author: Hans-Georg Wolf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311019922X
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World Englishes from the Author: Hans-Georg Wolf. The book is the first of its kind to establish Cognitive Linguistics as a research paradigm within the field of world Englishes. The authors survey the main tenets of both areas of linguistic enquiry and suggest that the theoretical and methodological apparatus developed both within Cognitive Linguistics generally and within its novel sub-discipline Cognitive Sociolinguistics can overcome certain limitations inherent in traditional approaches to cultural variation in language. They present a case study of the linguistic realization of the cultural model of community in African English as an exemplar for the investigation of cultural models in other varieties of English. Corpus-linguistic methods are combined with conceptual metaphor analysis and blending theory to elucidate a vast network of conceptualizations salient to speakers of African English. The findings, based on computer corpora and a range of additional sources, are discussed against the background of work in anthropology, religious studies, and political science. The book also reflects on the role of English in intercultural communication and concludes with a comparison of Cognitive Linguistics and pragmatic functionalism, placing the former in the wider framework of a hermeneutic philosophy that stresses dialogic understanding.

Author: Ерік Ларсон
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171210080
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from the Author: Ерік Ларсон.