ISBN 9789956558018
Pages 112
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2008
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

The Woman who Ate Python and Other Stories

by Sammy Oke Akombi

A collection of six thought-provoking stories, four of which were award-winning-stories at the 1990 literary contest of the national Association of Cameroonian Poets and Writers (APEC). The stories are set in different localities in Africa and Cameroon in particular. In the lead story, the author lucidly explores the theme of women’s liberation - the African way. Ebenye, the protagonist, representing the sharp-witted African woman cannot understand why she should cook food without tasting it. So she decides to take the bold step of eating a piece of the python that she has been ordered to cook for the men of her community. The other stories tackle themes of corruption, poverty, alcoholism, endurance, love and more.

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About the Author

Sammy Oke Akombi

Sammy Oke Akombi is Cameroonian, born in Tinto, Manyu Division. He was educated at the Teachers colleges in Batibo and Nyasoso respectively, the Bilingual Grammar School, Buea, the University of Lagos, Nigeria and the University of Warwick, U.K. He holds an M.A in ELT and is an honorary Fellow in Writing of the University of Iowa, USA. He is currently the Director of the Southwest Provincial Linguistic Centre, Buea, Cameroon.

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