Your Feet Will Lead You Where Your Heart Is
Introducing a new generation of young Cameroonian writers, this bilingual anthology highlights new directions in the Cameroonian short story, as the stories move from fantasy, existentialism, afrojujuism to realism. An unusual narrator in “Spittle Royale” walks the fine line between empathy, radicalization and primal instinct.
in “Finding Jaman” a correction facility cleaner hoards objects belonging to executed inmates leading to an interesting discovery; in the eponymous title story, lovers reconnect after forty years apart, unearthing secrets that will change their lives forever. The culmination of two workshops, one on creative writing and the other on literary translation, both followed by a mentorship period, these stories will remain with you long after you’ve finished reading them.
PRAISE “The stories in this collection are as refreshing as they are novel and exciting. Issues such as disability, religion, love, domestic violence and others are pulled apart and explored with twists that pull you in and make you think about these stories long after you’ve finished reading them.” Edwige Dro.
“Astounding, powerful and, often, bitter stories, like the pages of a Holy book soaked in water, then gobbled down; sundered into mouthfuls, hard swallows that leave an aftertaste lingering on the tongue long after the meal of ink, paper, and words…” Florian Ngimbis.
About the authors.
Dzekashu MacViban is the author of Scions of the Malcontent and the founder of Bakwa Books and Bakwa Magazine. His fiction has appeared in Wasafiri, Kwani?, Jungle Jim, and elsewhere, and his writing has been translated into Japanese, German, French and Spanish. He is the recipient of an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship.
Nfor E. Njinyoh holds an MA in Translation from the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI), Buea, Cameroon. He is also a copy editor and an infrequent author of poetry. Two of his poems have featured on Bakwa Magazine.
(Eds) Dzekashu MacViban and Nfor E. Njinyoh