Toundi Ondoua, the rural African protagonist of Houseboy, encounters a world of prisms that cast beautiful but unobtainable glimmers, especially for a black youth in colonial Cameroon Houseboy, written in the form of Toundi s captivating diary and translated from the original French, discloses his

Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin

When the Peace Corps sends Susana Herrera to teach English in Northern Cameroon, she yearns to embrace her adopted village and its people, to drink deep from the spirit of Mother Africa and to forget a bitter childhood and painful past To the villagers, however, she s a rich American tourist, a nas

Mount Pleasant

In Cameroon in 1931, Sara is taken from her family and brought to Mount Pleasant as a gift for Sultan Njoya, the Bamum leader cast into exile by French colonialists Just nine years old and on the verge of becoming one of the sultan s hundreds of wives, Sara s story takes an unexpected turn when she