Critical Perspectives on Cameroon Writing
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Critical Perspectives on Cameroon Writing

Edited by Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh, Albert Azeyeh, Nalova Lyonga

This landmark volume brings together a very rich harvest of forty critical essays on Cameroon literature by Cameroon literary scholars. The book is the result of the Second Conference on Cameroon Literature which took place at the University of Buea in 1994. The Buea conference was motivated by a determination to look at Cameroon literature straight into its face and criticize it using literary criteria of the strictest kind. Gone were the times when the criticism was complacent because it was believed that a nascent literature could easily be stifled by application of rather strict cannons of literary criticism. Both writers and critics had a lot to say. Subjects dealt with ranged from general topics on literature, survival and national identity, through specialized articles on prose, poetry, drama, translation, language, folklore, children's literature, Journalism and politics. It is the hope of the volume editors that the publication of these papers will instigate the kind of actions that were recommended and that the prolific nature of Cameroon literature will equally give rise to a prolific and robust criticism.

ISBN 9789956790814 | 568 pages | 234 x 156 mm | 2013 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

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About the Editors

Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh

Dr Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh is Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Buea, Cameroon

Albert Azeyeh

Born in 1951 at Kribi, Cameroon, Albert Azeyeh holds a BA, (1973) PG Dip. (1974) from the University of Yaoundé and an MA (1977) and Ph.D. (1988) from the University of Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle. He has authored many publications on colonial education, Western ideology in Africa and also French and African literary semiotics. Formerly Director of academic affairs at the University of Buea, Professor Azeyeh is presently the Dean of the Faculty of Arts in the same university. In addition, he is editor in chief of the reviews Papyrus & Epasa Moto with ties to architecture, languages and cultures.

Nalova Lyonga

Nalova Lyonga is Professor of Literature and Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Teaching and Information and Communication Technologies, University of Buea, Cameroon.

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