"My days follow one after the other in a deathly monotony, like the hours on a clock." [Enoh Meyomesse about life behind bars]
The trial of Cameroonian writer Enoh Meyomesse begins at the Yaounde military Court today, August 31, 2012.
Enoh Meyomesse (in blue shirt) with his alleged accomplices
Meyomesse, a founding member of the Cameroon Writers Association, is charged with aggravated theft and the illegal sale of gold. In an article which appeared in the Hufftington Post (Gold, Guns and Books: the Meyomesse Affair), Deji Olukotun sheds light on the origins of what he describes as a “bizarre case”: