ISBN 9789956616626
Pages 166
Dimensions 203mm x 127mm
Published 2010
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

What a Next of Kin!

by Alobwed’Epie

This psycho-anthropological and socio-cultural novel logically and succinctly x-rays the foundations and raison d'etre of patriarchy through the implied questions - Is wealth the basis of patriarchy? Have women any role in the system? And how far can a patriarch protect his lineage from alien blood? The extremely wealthy father of eight daughters protagonist Ndi, says yes, to the first question; no, to the second; and in the third questions he says, through dogged pursuance of looking for a male heir by any means; but his lone son whom he unknowingly begot in a remote village in his early life and whom he accidentally stumbled upon and adopted as his heir in his odyssey of looking for a male heir through a series of marriages, says no, to the first question; yes, to the second and to the third question, he says fate is the umpire; and  succeeds in convincing his father that he is right.

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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.