ISBN 9789956616602
Pages 162
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2010
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

The Earth in Peril

by Colin Diyen

Colin Diyen's imaginary world of Mungongoh is an interesting one. There is the wrathful King Awobua whose lust for the earth is immeasurable. He intends to use the Institute of Research for the Development of Ideas (IRDI) where all the top brains in Mungongoh are concentrated to accomplish his wish of conquering the earth. This institution had surfaced with various diabolic ideas, hideous enough to make Lucifer jealous, but which apart from causing much sorrow on earth had never actually proved efficient enough to rid the earth of all mankind. The last great idea developed by the IRDI was a massive offensive against the earth, and this involved the use of every pestilence available and the neutron bomb. The book brings out strong positive points about the earth, as well as many negative aspects that if not corrected fast may take the earth down the drain.

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Review

“Colin’s addition to the sci-fi/fantasy genre is a new chapter in the renaissance of Cameroonian fiction. He has created a convincing alternative world whose characters will keep us firmly grounded in the issues of our own world. The author is a true storyteller with a talent for keeping his audience spellbound. He has dealt with complicated issues in a way that does not detract from the flow of the narrative. I enjoyed the story very much.”

Rosemary Ekosso, Writer and Critic
About the Author

Colin Diyen

Colin Diyen attended Saint Joseph College Sasse in Buea (1970 - 1975) and CCAST Bambili (1975-1977), proceeding to Moscow in 1978, where he obtained a Masters degree in Economics from the Patrice Lumumba People’s University. He currently lives and work as a Development/Management Consultant in Bamenda, Cameroon.