ISBN 9789956579082
Pages 118
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2011
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

L'Evadé de K

by Mbango Antione Didier

« L’Evadé de K…» est tiré d’une histoire vraie. Le récit commence par une rétrospective présentant le héros en prison. Cégalo, est un adolescent, né dans une famille déchirée. Son père est un bourreau incapable de toute éducation. Il croit dur comme fer à la vertu de la violence. L’enfant finit par glisser dans la délinquance. Sa prédilection est le vol des touristes Blancs. Arrêté après un coup, il est incarcéré. Ne pouvant le garder, les autorités carcérales le transfèrent dans la célèbre prison de K... Celle-ci est en effet un  mouroir, un haut lieu de sécurité où toute évasion est impossible.  Les conditions de détention y sont inhumaines. Les prisonniers se nourrissent de tout, y compris de bestioles pullulant dans les lieux. La loi dans cette jungle est « tuer avant de se faire tuer ». Lors d’un cauchemar sa grand-mère décédée lui apparaît et lui intime l’ordre de rentrer au village. C’est alors que commence la terrible et folle aventure de l’évasion. Il s’évade et revient dans sa ville natale après avoir parcouru 300 km à pieds, déguisé en fou pour échapper aux forces de l’ordre. Son plan est simple, se faire réincarcérer afin d’être jugé normalement, au vu du nouveau code de procédure pénale en vigueur. Il kidnappe le préfet, le procureur et le régisseur de prison  et retrouve la cellule. Libéré, Cégalo se réconcilie d’avec son père et sa mère ; Il retrouve surtout Rosy, son amour d’enfance.

L'Evadé de K... derives from a true story. The story begins with a flash back showing the hero in jail. Cegalo, an adolescent, lives in a difficult family. His father is a kind of headsman unable to educate his son. He strongly believes in the virtue of violence as a means of educating. The son ends up in delinquency. Robbery of tourists, especially white men is his favourite activity. After a hold-up, he is arrested and kept in custody. Unable to control him, the prison authorities decide to send him to the famous Prison of K...This prison is the most secure of the country and nobody has ever escaped from it. In order to survive, many prisoners are condemned to eat all that they can find, even mice. The law in that jungle is "kill before you are killed". During a nightmare, his late grandmother appears and orders him to return to his village. It's the beginning of a fantastic and dreadful adventure. He decides to escape from the Prison of K... He succeeds and after covering 300 km on foot, disguised as a mad man to avoid policemen. His aim is quite simple. He wants to return to jail in order to be judged normally, according to the new penal procedure code in force. He kidnaps the Senior Divisional Officer, the Attorney at law and the prison chief and returns to the cell. After the judgement, he is set free. He reconciles with his parents and above all finds Rosy, his childhood love.

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Review

L’Evadé de K stigmatizes educational problems of the youth in our society and also the bad detention conditions in our prisons by critizing the corruption in the judicial system.

KENGNE Nestor Dominique, Regional Pedagogic Inspector of culture and Arts, Bafoussam, Cameroon
About the Author

Mbango Antione Didier

MBANGO Antoine Didier was born on 20 may 1963 in Kribi (South Cameroon). After his Baccalaureat, he registered in the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the former University of Yaoundé, precisely in the German department. He succeeded in the entrance into the Teachers Training College in Yaoundé. He attended both Institutions simultaneously. In 1995, he obtained his DIPES II-Degree. After a nine year experience at Lycée d’Ebone (Moungo division), he was appointed as Regional Pedagogic Inspector of German at the Regional Delegation of Secondary Education of the West Region in  Bafoussam. He is doing research in the didactic of German. This is his first published novel.