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    AFRICAphonie is a Pan African Association which operates on the premise that AFRICA can only be what AFRICANS and their friends want AFRICA to be.
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    Spotlight on Bakweri Society and Culture. The Bakweri are an indigenous African nation.
  • Bate Besong
    Bate Besong, award-winning firebrand poet and playwright.
  • Bernard Fonlon
    Dr Bernard Fonlon was an extraordinary figure who left a large footprint in Cameroonian intellectual, social and political life.
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    Website of the Literary Award established to honor the memory of BERNARD FONLON, the great Cameroonian teacher, writer, poet, and philosopher, who passionately defended human rights in an often oppressive political atmosphere.
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    Purpose of this advocacy site: To aggregate all available information about French terror, exploitation and manipulation of Africa
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    George Ngwane is a prominent author, activist and intellectual.
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    Virtuoso guitarist, writer and humorist. Former lead guitarist of Rocafil, led by Prince Nico Mbarga.
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    The refreshingly, unique, incisive and generally hilarous writings about the foibles of African society and politics by former Cameroon Life Magazine columnist Martin Jumbam.
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    Professor of Medicine and interventional cardiologist, Nowa Omoigui is also one of the foremost experts and scholars on the history of the Nigerian Military and the Nigerian Civil War. This site contains many of his writings and comments on military subjects and history.
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    A UMI (United Media Incorporated) publication. Specializing in well researched investigative reports, it focuses on the Cameroonian scene, particular issues of interest to the former British Southern Cameroons.
  • Simon Mol
    Cameroonian poet, writer, journalist and Human Rights activist living in Warsaw, Poland
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    Victor Wacham Agwe Mbarika is one of Africa's foremost experts on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Dr. Mbarika's research interests are in the areas of information infrastructure diffusion in developing countries and multimedia learning.
  • Tunduzi
    A West African in Arusha at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on the angst, contradictions and rewards of that process.
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    Renaissance man, philosophy professor, actor and newspaper columnist, Godfrey Tangwa aka Rotcod Gobata touches a wide array of subjects. Always entertaining and eminently readable. Visit for frequent updates.
  • Francis Nyamnjoh
    Prolific writer, social and political commentator, he was a professor at University of Buea and University of Botswana. Currently he is Head of Publications and Dissemination at CODESRIA in Dakar, Senegal. His writings are socially relevant and engaging even to the non specialist.
  • Ilongo Sphere: Writer and Poet
    Novelist and poet Ilongo Fritz Ngalle, long concealed his artist's wings behind the firm exterior of a University administrator and guidance counsellor. No longer. Enjoy his unique poems and glimpses of upcoming novels and short stories.
  • Scribbles from the Den
    The award-winning blog of Dibussi Tande, Cameroon's leading blogger.
  • Enanga's POV
    Rosemary Ekosso, a Cameroonian novelist and blogger who lives and works in Cambodia.
  • GEF's Outlook
    Blog of George Esunge Fominyen, former CRTV journalist and currently Coordinator of the Multi-Media Editorial Unit of the PANOS Institute West Africa (PIWA) in Dakar, Senegal.
  • The Chia Report
    The incisive commentary of Chicago-based former CRTV journalist Chia Innocent
  • Voice Of The Oppressed
    Stephen Neba-Fuh is a political and social critic, human rights activist and poet who lives in Norway.
  • Bate Besong
    Bate Besong, award-winning firebrand poet and playwright.
  • Up Station Mountain Club
    A no holds barred group blog for all things Cameroonian. "Man no run!"
  • Bakwerirama
    Spotlight on the Bakweri Society and Culture. The Bakweri are an indigenous African nation.
  • Fonlon-Nichols Award
    Website of the Literary Award established to honor the memory of BERNARD FONLON, the great Cameroonian teacher, writer, poet, and philosopher, who passionately defended human rights in an often oppressive political atmosphere.
  • Bernard Fonlon
    Dr Bernard Fonlon was an extraordinary figure who left a large footprint in Cameroonian intellectual, social and political life.
  • AFRICAphonie
    AFRICAphonie is a Pan African Association which operates on the premise that AFRICA can only be what AFRICANS and their friends want AFRICA to be.
  • Canute - Chronicles from the Heartland
    Professional translator, freelance writer and a regular contributor to THE POST newspaper. Lives in Douala, Cameroon

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Comments

Lendzemo Constantine Yuka

This is a very beautiful narrative that held my attention to the last line. BB tended to defend the way of life of people from his regional extraction staunchly. He seemed to enjoy complicating narratives that could otherwise be presented in a simple, straightforward style. Most times it was difficult for me (and many readers of his work) to get the message behind his format of presentation. His rantings on public academic platforms were unrestrained. He was a necessary irritation which the Cameroonian academic community will miss. Only Tav-Njong could so brilliantly and effectively resurrect him to our consciousness with a narrative style that is a complete antithesis of BB's. Now that Tav has returned, I am positive that the supply from his keyboard will continue to nourish our insatiable desire.

Verkijika Fanso

A wonderful read that cannot be read once or twice only. Many students, not to talk of the public, who read BB never understood him at all. I myself had difficulties understanding some of his works. But he was one of the greatest intellectuals of his time that this country had and lost. He will be remembered for a long time by students of literature and friends. He was my friend. Once in a while we discussed academics and politics and some university dons, but not his works that I had not mastered.

About Presbook, they also shamelessly pirated the two volumes of my college history. When I called the Manager (I later learned he masterminded the piracy) to complain that I had visited a certain bookshop in Buea and found pirated copies of my books (I learned later he secretly owned it) and that he and I should follow the matter up and sue the manager of the shop, he murmured and promised to take action immediately. He never did and never ever answered my calls again. The books are now out of print as I am trying to revise them but never to make the same mistake that Macmillan made in handing them to Presbook for sale.

Verkijika Fanso

Vally Viban

All the same ,I think it is some few selfish and thoughtless individuals giving the prestigious Presbook a bad name.I can bet you that documents or particulars regarding such illegal actions may not even be found in the institutions archives.The head of the PCC needs to look into this accusations less the "commercial arm" scandal discredits the holy church

Oshita O.

I enjoyed reading Martin Jumbam's smooth narrative and his encounters with BB. BB was many things to many people and even those who did not understand his works understood one thing, namely that BB was an outstanding scholar. BB published his first book, Polyphemus and the Skulls in the 80s, as a third year student at the University of Calabar, Nigeria.
I was touched by the aspect of Jumbam's narrative that insinuated that BB and his friends could have died under the influence of alcohol, travelling at the wrong time and using a car that was not road-worthy. As one who shared a University room with BB during his formative years at Calabar, I know that BB was a nice guy and nice guys finish the race of life first! Certainly, BB finished the race as the nice guy he was, and from the testimonies of others, I believe his co-travellers on the ill-fated trip were nice guys too. I look forward to when a forum to celebrate BB's works will be organized in Buea.

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