ISBN 9789956578382
Pages 98
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2010
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Black Caps and Red Feathers

by John Nkemngong Nkengasong

In Black Caps and Red Feathers the reader is taken into Creature's subconscious on the garbage heap where he is tenant, and where he recounts his multitudinous and gruesome experiences in Traourou's underground prisons. Ancestral Earth, set within a traditional African background, indicts Akeumbin, the king and custodian of the earth of Allehtendurih, who is caught in the dilemma of stopping a plague caused by the reckless exploitation of the earth and showing affection for his fiftieth bride. In compliance with the Princes of Earth, the women who are the principal victims, bring pressure to bear on the King who condescends to the urgency of appeasing the Ancestral Earth. The common denominator in both plays is communal grudge against irresponsible leadership and its fallouts of indiscriminate victimization that allow for the anticipation of a new or renewed consciousness.

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About the Author

John Nkemngong Nkengasong

John Nkemngong Nkengasong is a Cameroonian poet, playwright, novelist and critic. His major publications include Black Caps and Red Feathers (2001), Across the Mongolo (2004), W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot: Myths and Poetics of Modernism (2005), The Widow’s Might (2006) and A Stylistic Guide to Literary Appreciation (2007). He has been a Fulbright scholar at New York University, guest writer at the University of Oxford, visiting academic at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and recently a participant in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, USA. He is currently Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon.

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