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    Dr Bernard Fonlon was an extraordinary figure who left a large footprint in Cameroonian intellectual, social and political life.
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  • Ilongo Sphere: Writer and Poet
    Novelist and poet Ilongo Fritz Ngalle, long concealed his artist's wings behind the firm exterior of a University administrator and guidance counsellor. No longer. Enjoy his unique poems and glimpses of upcoming novels and short stories.
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hepsibah nanyongo

do you know mbamba hepsibah nanyonge she lived in mile four

hepsibah libock

i am mbamba hepsibah grand duaghter my mothers name is catherine ilongo.

kale mokake

When do have plans to publish your books? sammymoks

 PETER W. VAKUNTA

Dear Fritz:
Happy new year to you! I hope you are doing pretty well. I stumbled on your website and read a wonderful review done on your latest novel THE FOOUR PILLARS OF TIME. I also enjoyed reading your poems. We are in the process of putting together an anthology of Anglophone poets to be published by year end and would love to have your contribution to this work. If you are interested, please take a look at the content of the book below and submit 30 poems of of your choice to me via email: vakunta@wisc.edu.
Thanks.


ANGLOPHONE CAMEROONIAN POETRY 1990-2009

(AN ANTHOLOGY)


This book of poems will comprise a collection of poems (published and unpublished) from Anglophone Cameroonian poets willing to contribute their poems toward the publication of the anthology.

PREFACE: By an outsider—Dr William F. Ndi based in Australia has contacted a university colleague of his to write a succinct/ captivating foreword. The book will have the following thematic categories:

ENVIRONMENT
This rubric begins with introductory notes underscoring the role of writing for environmental awareness. It will include poems on a variety of themes, namely environmental degradation, tragedy of the commons, environmental sustainability, clean energy sources, renewal energy, nature conversation, natural cataclysms and more.

POLITICS
This section begins with introductory notes emphasizing the function of the poet as the mouth piece of the down-trodden. It will deal with themes such as post-unification disenchantment, linguistic/ethnic marginalization, electoral gerrymandering, power abuse, etc.

SOCIETY
This section begins with introductory notes underlining the interrelationship between society, creative writing and the liberation struggle. It will deals with themes of protest, self-representation and many more.
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LANGUAGE OF CREATIVE WRITING IN CAMEROON
This section begins with introductory notes on Cameroon’s failed implementation of official bilingualism and the dearth of Cameroonian literature in indigenous languages. It would include poems written in Pidgin English, Camfranglais, indigenous and other forms of indigenized and hybridized languages.

ORAL TRADITIONS
This section begins with introductory notes shedding light on the interface between orality and literacy in creative writing in Cameroon. It will include poems rich in oral traditions and other aspects of our traditional verbal arts.


EPILOGUE: By the editorial team, probably centering on the theme of Anglophone poetry as an anthem of hope.


LENGTH OF BOOK: 180-200 pages

PUBLISHERS: Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, Africa World Press or Presence Africaine (We are in touch with these publishers).

TIME-FRAME:
Submission of poems to Mr. Peter Vakunta by December ‘08
Editing by Editorial team by March ‘09
Submission to publisher: May ‘09

Blurb: TBA

MISCELLANEOUS: Each contributing poet will have a biographical page featuring his/her accomplishments in the field of publishing, etc.

Oscar Labang

CALL FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS

SONGS FOR TOMORROW: Anthology of Best Cameroon Poetry in English (2009 Edition)

Writers respond differently to out-pours of inspiration in the course of each year. Some writers even make it a duty to write a poem every week, two weeks, month or two months etc. While some of the poems are ‘weak’ even to the authors, others immediately prove to be masterpieces to whoever reads them. The former are poems to be kept in the closet and reworked over time. The later are those that should hit the stands and animate the world of creativity almost immediately.

Miraclaire Publishing is pleased to announce a Call for Poetry Submission for the First Edition of SONGS FOR TOMORROW (Anthology of Best Cameroon Poetry in English – 2009). The Mission of this Anthology is to showcase and promote the creative potentials of Cameroonians. This anthology will be published annually, within the First Quarter of each year. It will be published in A5 format, Paperback and Hardcopy, and is intended to be between 250 – 300 pages.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Send a maximum of FIVE poems.*

Poems are NOT restricted to any particular style, subject or theme

Poems should be original, and written or re-written in 2009

If poems have been previously published, the poet MUST have the copyright.

Poets should include an up to date short (3 to 5 lines) biography.

ALL submission should be via EMAIL as Ms Word ATTACHMENT (preferably 2003 version) so that the poem does not loss its structural format. However, poems without any special formatting can be sent in the body of the email.

Poets keep the copyrights of their poems

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 11, 2010.

You will receive a mail acknowledging receipt of your poems and we’ll keep you informed of any publication details/updates.

Send Contributions to:

Email: Songs.MCP@gmail.com

** You MUST be a Cameroonian for your poems to be considered.

We welcome suggestions and self nominations to the Editorial Board. These can be sent to: Songs.MCP@gmail.com

COPIES OF THE ANTHOLOGY WILL BE AVAILABLE NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY WITHIN TWO ONE MONTH AFTER PUBLICATION.

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