ISBN 9789956726387
Pages 278
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2011
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

She Seized The Balls

by Alobwed’Epie

In She Seized The Balls, Ntube’s exploits can best be described as guided by the hand of providence. In a bid to inherit her father’s compound and live comfortably, she destroys the old sacred village grove and fells totemic trees. An epidemic breaks out, killing mostly the elderly. Ntube is accused of causing it because of the destruction of the sacred places. She is brought before the clan council several times but she tantalizes the council with her flawless defences. In due course, she rebuffs her former husband’s bid for reconciliation; falls in love with an influential personality and begets a child with him. She uses the man to achieve the building of a bridge across the river that had enclaved the clan for centuries. With her elevated status among her people she becomes the first woman to be given the prerogative to pour libation in a patriarchal society.

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Review

“A well conceived and structured novel: interesting reading,”

Kashim Ibrahim Tala, Emeritus Professor of Literature and Ecoculture, University of Buea, Cameroon
About the Author

Alobwed’Epie

Alobwed’Epie, author of The Death Certificate and The Lady with a Beard, was born at Ngomboku in Kupe-Muanenguba Division, South-West Province, Cameroon. He studied at the Universities of Yaoundé and Leeds, and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Yaoundé 1 Cameroon.