An author from Cameroon
writing in French
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Mercedes Fouda, born in Cameroon, is an author, dramatist and comedian, interested in language in all its forms. Having taken off a spelling prize at the famous Dictée de Pivot in the late 1980s, she published in 1995 a booklet on the peculiarities of the French language as spoken in Cameroon. This work, full of humour, was re-published in 2001 in revised format with the title "Je parle camerounais" [Cameroonian as spoken]. But above all, it is her theatrical work for which she is best known. Among her better known plays are : "A la tête du client" [On the basis of appearences] featuring two crafty characters who have set up a laboratory supposedly for testing for AIDS.; "Mamam foetus" [Mum foetus] ; and "Vivre mort" [To live death] written in Cameroon in 1998. Mercedes was writer-in-residence at Limoges in 1998.
Je parle camerounais. Pour un renouveau francofaune. [Cameroonian as spoken ... ]. Paris: Editions Karthala, 2001 (100p.). ISBN 2-84586-215-6. Novel.
Vacances quelconques à Nsimi. La rancune du constrictor. Paris: manuscrit. com, 2001. (56p.). ISBN: 27481-0435-8. Autobiography.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 5 July 2002
Modified: 12 November 2004
Archived: 2 March 2012