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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

English 110 Draft:  A Story about a Humanitarian Gone too Soon!

April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

 For Victor Pungong, April 11th 1967- May 9th 2007
By Joyce Ashuntantang What you have heard is true. She stepped into my office cradling her folder in her bosom. Her pink boots

Book Review: My Journey by Teih Belinda Nungse

August 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Book Title: My Journey Category: Non-Fiction (autobiography) Author:  Teih Belinda Nungse Publisher: Page Publishing Inc. Publishing Date: 2019 My Journey by Teih Belinda Nungse is a detailed “no holds barred” memoir of

Aha chi Water? Aha chi Blood?

December 09, 2019 | 13 Comments

I was about 14 years old when my father concretized the lesson on family bonds. It happened during the long holidays in Cameroon when students spend over three months at home, from June to September. True to my teenage self, I decided to sew a stylis

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 | 0 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