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Mystique. A Collection of Lake Myths

Friday 17 July 2009, author(s)-editor(s) Beatrice Fri Bime

In Cameroon and Africa, lakes are sacred and often secret places. They fascinate curiosity and have often served as repositories of local histories, memories and dreams. In Mystique, Bime offers the reader a rich and seductive menu of reflection on the significance of legends and myths on and around lakes in Cameroon, Ghana, Benin and Tanzania. She tells her stories with the talent and elegance of a writer who does not only have an ear for what others tell her but who also has the ability to transform what she hears into something uniquely hers and truly universal. Mystique is a must-read and an opportunity for progeny to keep alive a tested and cherished heritage of story-telling. This is truly innovative and culturally relevant entertainment that invites the reader to unchain her spirit to explore.

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ISBN 9789956558216 | 120 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 2009 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

2 Book Reviews

  • Mystique. A Collection of Lake Myths 17 July 2009 09:30, author(s)-editor(s) Bole Butake, Professor of African Literature, Yaounde University 1, (...)

    Beatrice Bime has displayed creativity in story-telling through a narrative technique which tends to be a mixture of the subjective and the objective as well as the inclusion of a whole lot of experiences that are both contemporary and seemingly far removed from myth.

    Bole Butake, Professor of African Literature, Yaounde University 1, Cameroon

    Source: www.africanbookscollective.com

  • Mystique. A Collection of Lake Myths 21 July 2009 07:54, author(s)-editor(s) Beth Webb, UK author and storyteller

    I was given a copy of Mystique when I visited Cameroon a few years ago, and since then it is one of my most treasured possessions.

    Beatrice Bima’s storytelling is beautiful, magical and, like all good storytellers – incisively relevant to the modern world.

    Buy it or borrow it: you won’t regret reading it!