ISBN 9789956727520
Pages 38
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2012
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Ce qui tue l’homme, c’est ce qui sort de sa bouche

by Emmanuel Matateyou

L’auteur dans ce livre nous plonge dans la fraîcheur de l’imaginaire enfantin, un monde où les animaux cohabitent avec les hommes. Bercé par une culture orale africaine venue du fond des âges, Emmanuel Matateyou, en véritable passeur de savoirs, déroule avec une tendresse émouvante les récits traditionnels africains où la poésie et les chants accompagnent les hommes dans leur vie quotidienne. Dans une langue simple et un style fluide, ce livre plein d’entrain et de charme captive le lecteur par les illustrations délicieuses et sympathiques qui reprennent les scènes de la vie africaine des villages et des campagnes décrites et restituées avec humour et fantaisie. Ces contes sont parfois drôles, parfois violents, mais toujours pleins de chaleur et de vie.

In this book, the author immerses us in the freshness of children’s imagination – a world in which animals live side-by-side with human beings. Soothed by an oral African culture that proceeds from the depth of ages, Emmanuel Matateyou, as a true transmitter of knowledge relates with moving tenderness traditional African narratives in which poetry and songs accompany the people in their everyday life. In simple language and a fluid style, this book - which is full of liveliness and charm - captivates the reader with its appealing and poignant illustrations which depict the scenes of African villages which are described with humor and fantasy. These tales are sometimes funny, sometimes violent, but always full of warmth and of life.

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About the Author

Emmanuel Matateyou

Emmanuel Matateyou was born in Fumban, Cameroon. Teacher by profession and Associate Professor at the Higher Teacher Training College, The University of Yaounde 1, he has proven his worth for more than a dozen years to have a real passion for writing. Many of his works have really succeeded; examples are Dans les couloirs du labyrinthe, La Princesse de Massangam et Palabres au Cameroun.

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