ISBN 9781957296043
Pages 84
Dimensions 216 x 140mm
Published 2022
Publisher Spears Media Press, Cameroon
Format Paperback

When the Sun turns Red

Women’s Tears from a Land in Despair

edited by Lilian Lem Atanga, Sally Mboumien

When the Sun Turns Red is a cry from the heart of women residing in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon who have borne the physical and psychological pains of war. The poems in this volume express the women’s pain, their fortitude, hope, and call to an end of the armed conflict. The collection not only expresses women’s positionality as victims, but also as advocates of peace. In the once beloved land of perpetual sunlight, women cry out as the sun turns red. With over 50 poems authored by more than 30 poets, seasoned and emerging, young and old, the volume is a testimony of collective pain that captures the violence of this moment in their history.

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About the Editors

Lilian Lem Atanga

Lilian Lem Atanga holds a PhD in Linguistics and English from the University of Lancaster, UK; an MA in Linguistics from the University of Jos, Nigeria; and a BA in English from the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. She lectures on Gender and Language and Discourse Analysis at the University of Dschang, Cameroon. She has researched extensively on the effects of language in institutional settings.

Sally Mboumien

Sally Maforchi Mboumien is women, peace and security advocate, concerned citizen, teacher and feminist from Bawock, Cameroon.

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