ISBN 9789956558902
Pages 60
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2009
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

An Evil Meal of Evil

by Kehbuma Langmia

An Evil Meal of Evil is a play about greed and its consequences. Set in the traditional African village of ‘Ntisong’, the play exposes the complexities of unravelling the issue of Death. Sunyin, the young wife of Dohbani epitomizes what is wrong with coerced marriages. A group of blood thirsty vampires popularly known in the village as members of ‘Nda Saah’ superstitiously kill targeted individuals purposely to enrich themselves. Sunyin, the protagonist in the play suffers from a premature widowhood simply because her father Njukebim forced her into marrying Dohbani. As the play unravels with the culprit of ‘Nda Saah’ brought to justice, questions still linger about the fate of ‘Ntisong’. This play examines the advantages and disadvantages of ‘black art’ mysticism in Africa.

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 “Langmia has a great sense of language function, especially the expression of meaning in multilingual resources put at the disposal of the various characters. The central language of the play is English but it carries a local colour or it portrays heavy appropriation of the English language. In this sense, meaning is not in English syntax as it is traditionally expressed in the English language; it is meaning as expressed in indigenous African languages such as Mungaka in the play. The reader finds the effectiveness of cynicism and mockery through extended rhetorical questions, open questions and statements put into question form.”

Isaiah Ayafor, PhD, Professor, English Composition and Professional Writing Montgomery College, USA

About the Author

Kehbuma Langmia

Kehbuma Langmia is the author of three plays: Titabet and the TakumbengEvil Meal of Evil and The Earth MotherParadise of Love and Pain is his first novel. He holds a PhD in Media Communications from Howard University and a winner of several awards for his scholarly publications. Learn more about his work here:

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