ISBN 9789956558216
Pages 120
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2009
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Mystique. A Collection of Lake Myths

by Beatrice Fri Bime

In Cameroon and Africa, lakes are sacred and often secret places. They fascinate curiosity and have often served as repositories of local histories, memories and dreams. In Mystique, Bime offers the reader a rich and seductive menu of reflection on the significance of legends and myths on and around lakes in Cameroon, Ghana, Benin and Tanzania. She tells her stories with the talent and elegance of a writer who does not only have an ear for what others tell her but who also has the ability to transform what she hears into something uniquely hers and truly universal. Mystique is a must-read and an opportunity for progeny to keep alive a tested and cherished heritage of story-telling. This is truly innovative and culturally relevant entertainment that invites the reader to unchain her spirit to explore.

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“Beatrice Bime has displayed creativity in story-telling through a narrative technique which tends to be a mixture of the subjective and the objective as well as the inclusion of a whole lot of experiences that are both contemporary and seemingly far removed from myth.”

Bole Butake, Professor of African Literature, Yaounde University 1, Cameroon

About the Author

Beatrice Fri Bime

Beatrice Fri Bime is the CEO/Founder of AKAABI GROUP Ltd, a global strategy consulting firm that delivers world class, customised solutions to business corporations, governments, international organisations and non-profit organisations. She is also the Executive Director of the JOSBI foundation, an organisation dedicated to providing educational opportunities to individuals in need. Beatrice started her career in 1986 working for the ministry of trade and industrial development in her home country Cameroon and rose to the position of chief of service before relocating to Tanzania with her family in 1997. She was until 2020, Project Manager at the Business Coalition for Good Governance (BCGG) in Cameroon. She has served as a consultant for various national and international organisations and was previously, Partnerships Officer for the Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Geneva, Switzerland. She was the Country Coordinator for the ILO/IPEC/WACAP project fighting against child labour.

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