ISBN 9789956558926
Pages 132
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2009
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Someplace, Somewhere

by Beatrice Fri Bime

Someplace, Somewhere is an exemplary piece of socio-political satire. It is a collection of short reflective stories that highlight the predicament of a people and exposes the ills of a society where neglect and decay are the nauseating lure and allure of everyday life. Carefully knit, this collection vividly provokes the nostalgia of the round-the-hearth rural evening story-telling atmosphere of yesteryears. Indeed, Bime has this knack for the fine details of story-telling, which blends so magically with her flare of crude humour, a combination that makes her social satire simply irresistible. A wonderful and inviting read!

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“Bime uses the story of humans co-habiting with rats, not only to lampoon the inability of city authorities to keep the city clean, but also as a ploy to scrutinise garbaged souls and moral decadence.”

Professor Bole Butake, Dean of Letters and Humanities, University of Yaounde I.

“…enlightens and illuminates society in providing the fire of vision.”

Nol Alembong, Professor of African Literature, University of Yaounde I

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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