An author from Cameroon
writing in French
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Princess Rabiatou Njoya, wife of Nsangou, was born in 1945. She is the daughter of the Sultan, Mayor of Foumban, a small town in the Cameroon where Bamoun is spoken. She lived there with her family, including numerous brothers and sisters, until the age of 14. She then went to the Général Leclerc grammar school in Yaoundé. In 1967 she spent a year at the Thurrock Technical School in England, then five years in Paris, where she went to the Sorbonne and obtained a degree in English and Spanish and a diploma in translating. She has taught English and Spanish for many years and in 1991 was working as a translator and researcher. A Moslem, she has made the pilgrimage to Mecca. At present (1991) she lives in Yaoundé with her family.
La dernière aimée [The last loved one] . Yaoundé: CLE, 1974. (61p.). ISBN 2 7235 0051 9. Theatre.
Written in extremely concrete language, The last loved one denounces the vices and practices carried out by members of a certain tradition who use it for their own purposes.
Raison de Royaume [A Kingdom's Justification] followed by Haute Trahison [High Treason]. Yaoundé: SOPECAM, 1990. (63p.). ISBN 2 86969 048 7. Theatre.
The Bamoun Kingdom, to the West of the Cameroon, has a picturesque history which is still very much alive and which relies on age-old traditions. It serves as the inspiration for these two plays which are linked by the same internal logic, that of the gaining of power...(Back cover)
OTHER PIECES OF THEATRE
Toute la rente y passe [All the government stock passes through there]. (Yaoundé: CLE, 1976).
Ange noir ange blanc [Black angel, white angel]. (Yaoundé: CLE, 1968).
"La Porteuse d'eau" ["The Water Carrier"] in L'Exilé de l'eau [Exiled from Water]. (Douala: Africavenir, 1991), pp.15-21.
This is a short story which won the APEC prize. Asta has been walking for hours under a scorching sun, her water pitcher on her head, when some tourists in a Range Rover, draw up next to her...
O! Nkindi (1991). Unpublished.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 26 November 1996
Modified: 29 November 2004
Archived: 17 December 2012