ISBN 9789956552146
Pages 288
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2021
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Behold The College Girls

by Mary Ngwebong Ngu

Behold The College Girls is the story of how students in an exclusive girls' mission boarding school interact with one another, on the one hand, and with their principal and staff, on the other. It portrays the power play between senior and junior level students, particularly the obstinate Form 2 students. Other struggles show students taking on the challenge of inadequate meals as well as the prohibition to entertain romantic relations with boys of other colleges within the city. It equally highlights key events like spending a day with boys, and the Vocational Week aimed at recruiting reverend sisters. The story brings to the fore the shared views of four key actors on main occurrences, with one of them featuring in every event, and thanks to whom the setting changes from the college campus to the outside world, particularly the village. In the closing chapter, readers cannot help but sympathise with the key protagonist due to the quandary she is facing- to pursue higher education or not, and if so, where? Thus, Behold The College Girls ends with a suspense. Answers can only be supplied through a sequel.

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About the Author

Mary Ngwebong Ngu

Mary Ngwebong Ngu was born in Santa, a village in Southern Cameroon. After graduating from high school, she pursued her education at Yaoundé University, where she studied Modern Letters. She obtained her BA and Maîtrise in English, and years later an MA in Information and Communication Sciences. By then she was already working as a reporter, desk editor, programme presenter and news anchor at Radio Cameroon which later became Cameroon Radio Television, CRTV. Mary enjoys writing. Apart from numerous articles published in local newspapers and foreign magazines, Mary has written two poetry collections, Earth, Breath and; Touch: Inspirational Poems for the Beloved, and Escape from Prison. She is also the author of My Foolishness Prevails: How I became the Star of My Own Epic Drama, her memoir.