ISBN 9781942876069
ePub ISBN
Pages 240
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2016
Publisher Spears Media Press, Cameroon
Formats Paperback, eBook

Okafor Meets his Match

by Richard C. Kumengisa

Okafor Meets his Match is a collection of three short stories and two novellas from Cameroon. Through a range of diverse characters, the stories masterfully depict varied themes in African social life with regards to identity, marriage, drugs and inheritance. In 'Okafor Meets his Match' Ngong believes that the pride of his people and nation is at stake and he must defend it. In "Zow and the Village Belle" the rituals and customs of inheritance and marriage are brought out in the tragedy of Anang, the heir apparent, who cannot marry his pearl. "The Brief Stop" brings to the fore the gruesome consequences of juvenile drug abuse and in "The Warder's Assignment" a printer accepts a job from a warder who had been assigned it by a prisoner on death row. Together the stories in this collection make for an enjoyable read that deftly captures the richness and complexity of human relationships in social life.

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About the Author

Richard C. Kumengisa

A pioneer student of Sacred Heart College after St. Joseph’s School, Big Mankon, Richard C. Kumengisa was born in the Warders’ Barracks at Up-Station, Mendankwe, Bamenda. He worked with the West Cameroon Public Service and attended the Universities of Yaounde and Paris (La Sorbonne), before taking up a teaching career. His radio play “Singer of an Old Song” won first prize in the 1996 environmental radio drama competition organised jointly by the British Council, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Living Earth and the BBC.

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