ISBN 9781942876021
ePub ISBN 9781942876038
Pages 254
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2015
Publisher Spears Media Press, Cameroon
Formats Paperback, eBook

Boundless

by Kefen Budji

When strangers invade her village in 1910, young princess Samarah's knowledge of English unwittingly contributes to her capture. Forced into a life of servitude on a plantation far removed from her homeland, Samarah struggles with losing the life and people she had known and loved. Her mother and Bintum - her childhood love who seeks and reunites with her at the plantation- offer a sense of the familiar until tragedy strikes leaving Samarah alone and angry. As the son of Samarah's employer, Mayne Patterson represents all that has caused pain, misery and uncertainty in Samarah's life. Mayne is in love with Samarah and will do everything he can to get her. Can Samarah overcome all the hurt and misgivings to see Mayne for who he is and not what he embodies? Torn between the love to whom she is betrothed and her growing attraction to Mayne, Samarah must decide between her heart's desires and her obligations to her homeland. This debut historical fiction is at once a story of love and identity as it is a portrait of aspects of colonial rule in Africa.

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About the Author

Kefen Budji

Kefen Budji is a freelance writer, poet, teacher and storyteller residing in Bamenda, Cameroon. Her works have been published in 100% Youths! and other national magazines. She holds a BA in English and a diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication. When she is not busy teaching English and Literature to secondary school students, she volunteers as a counsellor to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and reproductive health among youths. She enjoys listening to music, dancing, reading, acting, and documentary film-making. Boundless is her début novel.