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No Love Lost

2008, author(s)-editor(s) Peter W. Vakunta

No Love Lost is a tale of troubled times in which the storyteller strives to return to wholesomeness a society whose values have jumped the rail. Set in the ‘No Man’s Land’ of Ongola, the novel unravels the corruption and influence-peddling endemic in this African country. Framed around the travails of an unemployed university graduate, the story is the gripping depiction of one man’s vendetta against a society at odds with itself. Among others, the novel explores the themes of identity crisis, political gerrymandering, individual and collective greed, love and marriage, and class exploitation to weave an enduring tapestry of great human interest. Written against the backdrop of nascent neo-colonialism No Love Lost combines the traditional and the modern; the private and the public to demonstrate that the quest for truth and justice behooves all and sundry. The author infuses the narrative with oral traditions to capture the reader’s attention in a compelling style. This is a refreshing work by a writer whose heart throbs for his people and their plight.

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ISBN 9789956558407 | 132 pages | 229 x 152 mm | 2008 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback