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September 13, 2007


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It's great to see that works published by Cameroon publishers are now available online. I am definitely looking forward to receiving my own copy of the collection in the mail in the next few days. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a literary renaissance in Anglophone Cameroon

I am happy to see the Cameroon literary community blossom but the million dollar question still remains unanswered, how do we get the Cameroonian populace to start readin poems, novels and literary books in general? the literary community in cameroon in almost inexistent because of people's reluctance to read. How do we solve this problem? I wonder.
Well done Dibussi, people like you are the silver lining in the clouds offering hope to our literary community.


It makes me proud and happy where i am to tell people this a pice of work written by a Cameroonian. It gives me hope despite the many negative things people will say about that beautiful country of ours.I will like to get a copy of the pice. If i am not in any of the above mentioned places where else can i get the book?Well done Bro keep the faith one day our country will change thruogh the pen


Hi Nabi,

I am in South Africa and I order books from Amazon.com everytime. So it doesn't matter where you are. As long as you have a credit or debit card or even a bank account, you can order the book from any amazon online store. Ordering it from the one closest to you simply reduces shipping costs, nothing more.

Hope this helps!


The second commentator asks how we can get Cameroonians to read? But is the issue the lack of reading habits or the absence of books to read that relate to our own reality?

I think we can answer this question right here. Of the thousands who visit this site regularly, how many have ever bought any of the books reviewed here? How many intend to buy Tande Dibussi's poetry collection which has generated this discussion?

Let's hear from the readers!!


Poetry can be therapeutic, allowing the poet to work through issues in his/herlife; to find answers to mind-boggling questions.It provides a vehicle of expression for diverse attitudes and fresh insights. Tande Dibussi has achieved this feat in his collection of poems No turning Back: Freedom Poems 1990-1993. He speaks in a confident tone of prophetic utterances: advising, warning, denouncing, protesting and chiding. His poetry has the twin virtues of pertinence and simplicity of diction. He has eschewed the obscurantist ineloquence and syntactico-morphologic jugglery of traditional poets. Passion, energy and incisive irony are the hallmarks of each poem in the anthology.
Peter Wuteh Vakunta
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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