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11 popular cameroonian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Cameroon. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Bearing Witness: Poems from a Land in Turmoil by Joyce Ashuntantang EN

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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Bearing Witness: Poems from a Land in Turmoil is a poetic response to the devastating Anglophone Crisis/Ambazonian Conflict in Cameroon that has killed thousands of children, women and men, displaced over half a million people and left hundreds of communities in ruins. The poems in this volume capture an all-encompassing landscape marked by alienation, despair, displacement, loss, anger, trauma, as well as courage, hope, heroism, justice and resilience. These poems also engender psychic healing which has the potential of turning victims into survivors. With over 100 poems by 73 poets—seasoned ... continue

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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue EN

Rating: 5     6 Votes
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award • An ALA Notable Book NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Chicago Public Library • BookPage • Refinery29 • Kirkus Reviews Jende Jonga, a... continue

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Contours du jour qui vient by Leonora Miano FR

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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Décryptez Contours du jour qui vient de Léonora Miano avec l’analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de Contours du jour qui vient, le troisième volet de la "Suite africaine" de Léonora Miano ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que Musango et Ewenji • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : La relation mère-fille, l'interrogation sur l'avenir, la narration en "je" Une analyse de référence pour com... continue
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De dagen komen en gaan by Hemley Boum NL

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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Drie generaties vrouwen vertellen hun verhaal en schetsen zo de hedendaagse geschiedenis van Kameroen Op haar oude dag herinnert Anna zich haar veelbewogen leven in een snel veranderend Kameroen. Haar enige dochter, Abi, die ervoor koos in Frankrijk te gaan wonen, houdt haar gezelschap. Een jonge vrouw, Tina, een overlevende van de Boko Haram-kampen, voelt zich op verschillende manieren met hen verbonden en vertelt ook haar aangrijpende verhaal. Met de verhalen van deze vrouwen schetst Hemley Boum de hedendaagse geschiedenis van Kameroen aan de hand van universele menselijke waarden, gev... continue

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Don't Whisper Too Much and Portrait of a Young Artiste from Bona Mbella by Frieda Ekotto EN

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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Don't Whisper Too Much and Bona Mbella present love stories between African women in a positive light. In presenting the emotional and romantic lives of gay African women, Ekotto addresses how female sexuality is often marked by violence, and yet is also a place for emotional connection, pleasure and agency.

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How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, Imbolo Mbue tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. The country's government, led by a brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest only. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight back

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How to Cook Your Husband the African Way by Calixthe Beyala EN

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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The heroine falls in love with mysterious Bolobolo and attempts to win his love by preparing a variety of wonderful dishes for him. The novel is peppered throughout with recipes.

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Los honores perdidos

Los honores perdidos by Calixthe Beyala ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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En la zona este de la ciudad costera de Douala, Camerún, se encuentra el área de New Bell, cerca del Aeropuerto Internacional de Douala. Y en un lugar indefinido de New Bell, se encuentra el barrio ficticio de Cuscús, un barrio de viviendas precarias, en el que conviven negros y árabes, y donde transcurre la primera parte de la historia de Saida, que es la primera parte de esta novela. Porque la novela se divide claramente en dos partes, la primera en Cuscús, Camerún; y la segunda en el barrio Belleville, París. Y no es solamente la locaci&oacu... continue
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Mission to Kala by Mongo Beti EN

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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American ed. (New York, Macmillan) published under title: Mission accomplished.

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Tålamod

Tålamod by Djaili Amadou Amal SV

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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Tre kvinnor. Tre berättelser. Tre sammanlänkade öden. En dag får Ramla veta att hon ska gifta sig med sin pappas äldre affärspartner. Samma dag ska hennes syster Hindou giftas bort med deras våldsamma kusin. För Safira, som sedan länge är gift med mannen Ramla lovats bort till, kastas hela tillvaron omkull. Ingen av dem har tillfrågats, ingen har heller någon väg ut. Munyal -- ha tålamod! lyder istället uppmaningen från en omedgörlig omgivning, där traditioner, familjeband och ekonomiska förh&... continue


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