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August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Joyce Ashuntantang (c)

Yesterday our son was your son alone As he made touchdowns into your patriarchal heart You pranced the sidelines showing off the semblance of your nose Your chest moving ahead, you said “That’s my boy


September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Joyce Ashuntantang

My daughter, you tell me you did not fall from a tree You have a father, and you want his name And so today you carry a piece of paper with A new name, a flash light of identity They say I am a good


Two Poems in Kenyang at Hartford Loves Poetry Event- Connecticut, USA

June 04, 2014 | 0 Comments


Draft English Translation of Poems:

ASO (ASHUM): My Ancestral Home

Aso, my ancestral home in Cameroon Aso, at the foot of Apiong[i] You are rooted in my heart Until the


Barbara Tah Gwanmesia

September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Barbara Tah Gwanmesia celebrated author of Vasona's Secret is our guest in the Spotlight. A graduate of Journalism, International Relations and World Politics with a confessed avid yearning for an understanding of how the human mind works and mankind


Monique Kwachou’s “Rough-drafts: from reading to writing”

April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is a lot to like about Monique Kwachou’s “Rough Draft: From Reading to Writing” but I am enthralled by the defiance behind publishing a piece of writing labeled “rough draft”. That in itself is a critic of the writing process. After


Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

May 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

The beautiful painting hung on the wall. It was titled "Paradise Palms". We had to produce one exactly like that. Our coach, Katie explained how we were going to do that. I listened attentively but it just seemed an impossible task. I had never pain


Kenjo Jumbam and the Unfulfilled Potential of Early Anglophone Cameroon Writers

September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Joyce Ashuntantang

(Originally published in Palapala Magazine) Kenjojumbam In 2005, veteran Cameroonian writer, Kenjo Jumbam, author of The White Man Of God died in his native Nso, prematurely ending the career of one of Cameroo


50 Years After “Things Fall Apart”: A Chat with Chinua Achebe

September 24, 2008 | 2 Comments

By Joyce Ashuntantang, PhD “Okonkwo was well known through out the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements. As a young man of eighteen he had brought honor to his clan by throwing Amalinze the cat”. Wit


My Thoughts on the Inauguration

January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

As I watched Larry King yesterday night, he kept asking this same question to all his guests: What does the inauguration mean to you? I have been trying to answer that question this morning. As a black person living in the United States at this t