ISBN 9789956616015
Pages 200
Dimensions 200
Published 2010
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Child of Earth

by Tah Asongwed

Child of Earth is the story of Achu, a young African boy who loses his mother when he is still a baby. He is raised by his father in a household teeming with wives and children. Then the father dies and the task of raising Achu devolves on his aunt, his father's sister, who is married to one of the richest and most powerful men in the country. But the aunt is jealous because Achu is doing better in school than her own children . . .

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About the Author

Tah Asongwed

Tah Asongwed was born in Baforchu (Mbu), Bamenda, Cameroon. After completing secondary school in Sacred Heart College, Bamenda, he attended the Cameroon College of Arts, Science and Technology in Bambili. He subsequently attended the Universities of Ottawa, Toronto, Massachusetts and Paris 111. Tah Asongwed worked briefly for Radio Cameroon. He was a lecturer in Laurentian University, Canada, a translator-interpreter with the West Africa Rice Development Association, and a principal interpreter with the African Development Bank where he was elected the chairman of the Staff Council. Tah Asongwed has published scholarly articles in linguistics journals. He is also a musical artist, composer, arranger and producer.