Your Madness, Not Mine

Your Madness, Not Mine

Stories of Cameroon

Book - 1999
Average Rating:
Rate this:

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.

Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Center for International Studies, [1999]
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780896802063
Branch Call Number: FIC MAKUCHI 1999
823 M2899Y 1999
Characteristics: xxiv, 157 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Ohio University


From Library Staff

The Jongas come from Limbe, an Anglophone village in Cameroon. Get a sense of what their lives might have been like there from this collection of short stories by an Anglophone Cameroonian woman writer who vividly portrays life in postcolonial Cameroon.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Related Authors


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top