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Education of the Deprived is a perceptive socio-artistic examination of the key works of some major writers of Anglophone Cameroon literary drama today. For over two decades now socio-political developments in Cameroon, including the liberalization of the press, have led to an unprecedented proliferation of political, journalistic and imaginative writings. Availing themselves of their new-found freedom of expression, Cameroonians in general are forcefully articulating their views more than even before, and creative writers, in particular, are artistically recording intimate and painful experiences in the on-going endeavour to make sense of the socio-political environment; they are mapping out, through images and symbols, the peculiar contour of the collective Cameroonian soul. What observers have noticed, with regard to Anglophone Cameroon imaginative writing, however, is that there are few significant critical works to match the burgeoning creative literature. While in the 1970s there was a cry concerning the scarcity of imaginative works by Anglophone Cameroonians, the complaint now, at the turn of the 21st century, is that there is a dearth of critical literature capable of catapulting, on to the international literary scene, the Anglophone Cameroon literature being written. This book covers both traditional and modern drama as written by Anglophones, lays bare the technical differences between the two dramatic traditions, and brings out the central themes developed by these committed dramatists.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Content
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Chapter One. The Socio-Political Background to Anglophone Cameroon Literary Drama
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Chapter Two. Victor Epie Ngome – Irreconcilable Differences
  2. pp. 15-33
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  1. Chapter Three. Bole Butake – Empowerment of Women and the Masses
  2. pp. 35-54
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  1. Chapter Four. Bate Besong – The Conscientisation of the Public
  2. pp. 55-100
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  1. Chapter Five. N. John Nkengasong – Waiting for a Saviour
  2. pp. 101-112
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 113-120
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 121-125
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  1. Notes on the Playwrights
  2. pp. 127-128
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  1. Titles by Langaa RPCIG, Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789956578245
Related ISBN
9789956616572
MARC Record
OCLC
694146166
Pages
148
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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