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Someplace, Somewhere

Tuesday 11 August 2009, author(s)-editor(s) Beatrice Fri Bime

Someplace, Somewhere is an exemplary piece of socio-political satire. It is a collection of short reflective stories that highlight the predicament of a people and exposes the ills of a society where neglect and decay are the nauseating lure and allure of everyday life. Carefully knit, this collection vividly provokes the nostalgia of the round-the-hearth rural evening story-telling atmosphere of yesteryears. Indeed, Bime has this knack for the fine details of story-telling, which blends so magically with her flare of crude humour, a combination that makes her social satire simply irresistible. A wonderful and inviting read!

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ISBN 9789956558926 | 132 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 2009 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

2 Book Reviews

  • Someplace, Somewhere 11 August 2009 13:03, author(s)-editor(s) Professor Bole Butake, Dean of Letters and Humanities, University of (...)

    Bime uses the story of humans co-habiting with rats, not only to lampoon the inability of city authorities to keep the city clean, but also as a ploy to scrutinise garbaged souls and moral decadence.

    Professor Bole Butake, Dean of Letters and Humanities, University of Yaounde I.

  • Someplace, Somewhere 11 August 2009 13:04, author(s)-editor(s) Nol Alembong, Professor of African Literature, University of Yaounde (...)

    …enlightens and illuminates society in providing the fire of vision.

    Nol Alembong, Professor of African Literature, University of Yaounde I