A Legend of the Dead

A Legend of the Dead

Linus Asong

When the admirable Kevin Beckongncho becomes the new Paramount Chief of the much-coveted throne of Nkokonoko Small Monje as well as its new DO, Chieftaincy could finally be said to have been redeemed. But he quickly becomes a marked man, as he runs into fatal collision with an unscrupulous governmental system with which he cannot co-exist. How this great man suddenly dies, and why his people must not mourn for him, is the unresolved mystery with which Asong closes both the book and his trilogy that includes The Crown of Thorns and No Way to Die.

ISBN 9789956558704 | 258 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2009 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

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“The African fictional landscape since Achebe’s Arrow of God, has not been much blessed with novelists who can conceive character and event with ingenuity and realise both with the same thoroughness and sympathy that Asong exhibits in A Legend of the Dead… This is a novel of great merit, the work of a writer who has to be taken seriously.”

Professor Ken Mitchell, University of Regina, Canada

About the Author

Linus Asong

Linus Asong was born in the South West Region of Cameroon in 1947. With a combined B.A honours in Education, in 1980 he entered the University of Windsor in Canada whence he graduated with a terminal degree in Creative Writing. He holds an M.A and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton Canada, and is presently Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Ecole Normale Superieure Bambili (University of Yaounde 1). Until his death in July 2012, Asong was a stand-up humorist, a consummate portrait painter, an accomplished literary scholar, and a celebrated prolific writer with over a dozen novels to his credit.

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