A selection of works from contemporary Cameroonian literature.
Two authors, three books. We invite you to find out works from contemporary Cameroonian literature. The books are available for sale through our platform and you can order them online at the bottom of this article.
Adi of Boutanga. A book dedicated to bring awareness about early marriage.
Adidjatou or Adi, Bororo little girl, name of these nomadic herders of Cameroon, tells us its story. In his family, we are forced to have several jobs. She can go to school and jubilantly articulate words and language images. Adi adores her school-gift, offered to her village by Mrs. Ly … Until the day when Uncle Amadou decides to marry her. Adi’s dad does not agree and will allow her to flee this destiny all written…
King Njoya: Great Inventor
At the beginning of the 20th century, in Cameroon, Njoya was a great ruler of the Bamoun people. Very wise king, he knew how to avoid war. Curious about everything, he was passionate about science, discoveries and techniques. He even invented a editing language!
Through this book, the author highlights the journey of this sovereign and brings documented elements at the end of the book.
The burning dawn front, collection of poems.
« Released in July 2019 to the editions les bruits de l’encre in Bafoussam, the poetic project of Raoul Djimeli is a long walk through the countryside of Africa: Chad, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, and the villages of Cameroon. The waters of the Adamaoua, the Bamileke country, the coast of the coast and the south irrigate the work. There is no poem in the song of the water, the word of the geniuses. The poet says it in « L’après dire. » It is a making plant, an ancestral word, child of oracles and promise of continuity. «
Extract from the article « En attendant le front de l’aube », Clijec Mag, 2019.
A word about the authors
Alain Serge Dzotap
Born in Bafoussam, Cameroon, Alain Serge Dzotap discovered writing on school benches. Novelist and poet, he is committed to the development of literary vocations among the youngest. In addition to his writing work, he leads workshops and meetings with schoolchildren around his work. The teams of the Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation were able to welcome him at the beginning of September as part of a reading organized at the school of Maka around the story of Adi de Boutanga.