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Title:
Cameroon with Egbert
Author(s):  Dervla Murphy
Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: Overlook Press
Publication date: January 21st 1991
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0879514159
ISBN-13: 9780879514150

Book Description
Cameroon with Egbert tells the story of a journey through the remote areas of Cameroon undertaken by indomitable author Dervla Murphy and her daughter Rachel, accompanied by an endearing horse named Egbert. During the course of their wanderings they are frequently mistaken for husband and wife, forcing Dervla to bare her chest to prove her femininity; they continually get lost, are obliged to eat repulsive local delicacies; are arrested, fall ill, are baked by the sun and soaked by tropical storms and, disastrously, lose Egbert. The two women's charm, wit and sense of adventure shine through all these setbacks, which would have daunted lesser travellers. They eventually leave this laid-back, peaceful country with great reluctance, having been 'enspelled' by its beauty and the friendliness of the Cameroonians. 'Anyone who has read a book by this author will want to read another. She brings to Cameroon all the sympathy, wit and perception that we have come to expect from her.' Sunday Telegraph This is vintage Murphy' Irish Independent 'This is the very stuff of travel' Irish Times.

 

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Title:
Cameroon
Author(s): Patricia K. Kummer
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
Publication date: September 1st 2004
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0516242563
ISBN-13: 9780516242569

Book Description
- A comprehensive series designed to showcase particular features of a country.
- Provides in-depth information plus maps, charts, and vivid 4-color images that enhance students' research.
Grades 5-8 Social Studies
- Culture: I
- Explain how language, literature, the arts, architecture, traditions, beliefs, values, and behaviors contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
- Time, Continuity, & Change: II
- Identify and use key concepts such as chronology, change, and conflict to explain and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity.
- People, Places, & Environments: III
- Elaborate mental maps of locales, regions, and the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape.

 

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T
itle: Cameroon
Author(s): Sean Sheehan
Paperback:
128 pages
Published: Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
Publication date: October 6th 2000
ISBN10:
0761411585
ISBN13: 9780761411581
Language:English
 

Book Description
Diversity is the spice of life, and the highly regarded Cultures of the World series celebrates just that in fully updated, and expanded editions. As has always been true of these outstanding titles, an abundance of vibrant photographs -- including those new to this edition -- stimulate the imaginations of young readers as they travel the globe. A new chapter on the environment focuses on politics and economics as well as on endangered species and the effects of industrialization. Additional authentic recipes add general interest while new maps offer further, easy-to-find facts in "About the Geography, " "About the Culture" and "About the Economy" sections.

 

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T
itle: Your Madness Not Mine: Stories of Cameroon
Author(s): Makuchi  
Paperback:
181 pages
Published:  Ohio University Press 
Publication date: February 28th 1999
ISBN10:
089680206X
ISBN13: 9780896802063
Language:English
 

Book Description
Women's writing in Cameroon has so far been dominated by Francophone writers. The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian and as a woman whose life has been shaped by the minority status her people occupy within the nation-state.

The stories in Your Madness, Not Mine are about postcolonial Cameroon, but especially about Cameroonian women, who probe their day-to-day experiences of survival and empowerment as they deal with gender oppression: from patriarchal expectations to the malaise of maldevelopment, unemployment, and the attraction of the West for young Cameroonians.

Makuchi has given us powerful portraits of the people of postcolonial Africa in the so-called global village who too often go unseen and unheard. 

 

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T
itle: Cameroon: The Bradt Travel Guide
Author(s): Ben West
Paperback:
266 pages
Published: Bradt Travel Guides  
Publication date: November 1st 2004
ISBN10:
1841620785
ISBN13: 9781841620787
Language:English


Book
Description
A full-length Bradt country guide to Cameroon, in West Africa.

 

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Title: The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba
Author(s): Makuchi, Isidore Okpewho (Foreword)
Paperback:
176 pages
Published: Ohio University Press 
Publication date: January 18th 2008
ISBN10:
0896802566
ISBN13: 9780896802568
Language:English


Book Summary

The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture the vibrancy of Beba oral traditions. Makuchi retells the stories that she heard at home when she was growing up in her native
Cameroon.
The collection of thirty-three folktales of the Beba showcases a wide variety of stories that capture the richness and complexities of an agrarian society’s oral literature and traditions. Revenge, greed, and deception are among the themes that frame the story lines in both new and familiar ways. In the title story, a poor man finds himself elevated to king. The condition for his continued success is that he not open the sacred door. This tale of temptation, similar to the story of Pandora’s box, concludes with the question, “What would you have done?”
Makuchi relates the stories her mother told her so that readers can make connections
between African and North American oral narrative traditions. These tales reinforce the commonalities of our human experiences without discounting our differences.

 

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