ISBN 9789956728046
Pages 76
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2012
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

First Harvests

A Collection of Poems from Nkongho-Mboland

edited by Fonkeng E.F., Fonsah E.G.

First Harvests are expressions of impressions on a variety of local and universal phenomena and states of being. It is the first ever poetry collection by a few sons and daughters of Nkongho-Mbo, a subgroup of the Mbo ethnic group of Cameroon, on which very little has been published. The poems however transcend the geographical, cultural and emotional landscapes that have inspired them.

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About the Editors

Fonkeng E.F.

Fonkeng E.F. is a former journalism practitioner and teacher and the author of a Handbook on Broadcasting. Passionate about the arts, he has taught dance, established a choir, sang back-up and played conga in a band, and co-founded and directed a drama group. His creations include two children’s storybooks for the Under the Baobab series, which he founded, and Forty Acres and a Mule, a collection of poems.  His play, Thru’ the Eye of a Needle, has been staged at the International Tulip Festival, Ottawa, Canada. He is a co-editor of Encounter, featuring five Cameroonian poets. A public servant with the Government of Canada in Ottawa, Fonkeng works part-time as a communications consultant. The Sundbird is his first novel.

Fonsah E.G.

Fonsah E.G. is Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia, Tifton Campus, Georgia, USA.

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