ISBN 9781942876571
Pages 58
Dimensions 280 x 216mm
Published 2020
Publisher Spears Media Press, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Because of my Mouth

A Play

by John Fokwang

Nchuyekeh is a vivacious and inquisitive adolescent girl who finds a freshly cut head on her way to the farm. Convinced that the head responded to her question, she abandons her original mission and resolves to report her peculiar encounter directly to the chief, despite her mother’s protests. Would the talking head vindicate and save her from the dreadful sentence that awaits her at the chief’s palace? Would such punishment, if meted be commensurate with her offence? Find out Nchuyekeh’s fate in this short play that promises to entertain while raising vexing but pertinent questions about the fate of the modern African adolescent.

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About the Author

John Fokwang

John Koyela Fokwang was born in Bali Nyonga in the then British Southern Cameroons. He attended the Native Authority School in Bali where he later taught as a Probationary Teacher (1963-1965). John Fokwang continued his professional training and enrichment in 1965 and obtained his Teacher's Grade III, II and I in 1968, 1970 and 1975 respectively. He completed his studies for the ACP in 1980 and became a Senior Grade I teacher in 1981. In the summer of 1987, John Fokwang completed studies towards a diploma in Project Management at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Always animated by the quest to enrich his professional and personal life, he trained and obtained a certificate in General Agriculture from INADES Formation Cameroon in 1998. He was a founding member of the Association for Creative Teaching (ACT) and the Kaberry Research Centre, Bamenda. He has edited many children's and teachers' literary works such as The Lion and the Monkey and The Busy Spider and Other Poems. He is also the author of the bestselling A Dictionary of Popular Bali Names, 3rd edition (2010). 

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