ISBN 9789956792849
Pages 124
Dimensions 216 x 140mm
Published 2014
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Kpewi Durorp

Language of the Bororp of the Korup ethnic group

by Ekpe Inyang

Kpewi Durorp is the third attempt at bringing Durorp into the public domain, and is a more detailed introduction to the language. It contains sixteen chapters which address important elements of grammar, with some including mini bilingual dictionaries, with words organised not alphabetically but thematically, with the singular aim of facilitating learning and easy acquisition of the language. Durorp is an interesting and linguistically distinct semi-Bantu or Bantoid language spoken by a minority group of people known as Bororp or people of the Kororp ethnic group. A part of this ethnic group inhabits the Southwestern part of Cameroon while the other occupies the Southeastern tip of Nigeria. A minority group, Kororp has continued to suffer not only cultural and socio-economic shrinkage but also linguistic marginalisation characterised by an obvious erosion of some key elements of the language. Like any other language, however, Durorp has borrowings from languages such as Efik, Ejagham, and even English. There is a Durorp-English Dictionary to facilitate the development of Durorp vocabulary (Langaa, 2013).

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About the Author

Ekpe Inyang

The 2014 winner of the Eko Prize for Emerging Anglophone Writers in the poetry category, Ekpe Inyang holds an MSc. in Advanced Professional Studies (Environmental Studies) from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He spent several years working for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and also served as a short-term consultant to the German Technical Agency (GTZ, now GIZ) in the South West Region, Cameroon. He was a lecturer and Coordinator of the Diploma in Development Studies Programme at the Pan-African Institute for Development - West Africa, in Buea, Cameroon, and currently the Capacity Building Advisor of WWF Coastal Forests Programme (WWF-CFP) and Education for Sustainable Development and Youth Focal Point for WWF Cameroon Country Programme Office (WWF-CCPO). He has published eight plays, four scientific articles, a book chapter, two major textbooks (one as co-author), and eight poetry anthologies, six of which have been published. 

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