An author from Cameroon
writing in French
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Philomène Isabelle Mandeng, whose married name is Bassek, teaches philosophy. She was born in 1957 in Dschang, a town in the Western part of Cameroon. Her parents come from Makak and Otele and her father was a solicitor's clerk. She studied at Yaoundé University. She has been living in Yaoundé with her family since the end of 1970. She has three sons.
La Tache de sang [The Stain of Blood] . Paris: L'Harmattan (Coll. Encres noires), 1990. (233p.). Novel. ISBN: 2 7384 0668 6.
Mama Ida has ten children, a husband who treats her harshly and she expects nothing better. Pregnant for the eleventh time and aware that this new pregnancy will cost her her life, she resigns herself to the inevitable. Her eldest daughter, however, sees things differently...
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