ISBN 9789956579341
Pages 280
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2011
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

The Death of Asobo-Ntsi

by Mbuh Tennu Mbuh

This novel re-visions history through narrative fiction: the history of his people that has long been silenced and distorted as a colonial strategy, the history of an African community at the crossroads. Asobo-Ntsi, the stubborn yet proud Fon of Nyen, is faced with some challenges amongst which are: his seven- and nine-man council that is not happy with his dictatorship and tax laws, a disgruntled quarter that attempts to secede, and also, the encroaching colonialist, Nwuoupang, with his church and administration. How Asobo-Ntsi handles these challenges is expressed powerfully and movingly with great narrative artistry that absorbs the reader and keeps him/her enthralled to the end.

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Review

“Mbuh’s novel exposes the reader to another new voice to the mould of writers who find the issue of (re)tracing who they are, where they come from and where they are going as a veritable necessity to fit into our contemporary times that is so complexly structured…. A most compelling read.”

Kelvin Ngong Toh, PhD Department of English University of Buea, Cameroon
About the Author

Mbuh Tennu Mbuh

Mbuh Tennu Mbuh hails from Pinyin in the North West Region of Cameroon. He obtained his B.A., Maitrise, and Doctorat de Troisieme Cycle in English Literary Studies from the University of Yaoundé (I), and holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham. He is a two-time laureate of the Bernard Fonlon Society Literary Award, and a founding member of both the Yaoundé University Poetry Club (YUPOC) and of the Anglophone Cameroon Writers Association (ACWA). Having taught in America as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Resident, Mbuh presently lectures in the Department of English Studies, University of Yaoundé I.