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Son of the Native Soil

Tuesday 11 August 2009, author(s)-editor(s) Shadrach A. Ambanasom

Son of the Native Soil is a work whose quiet maturity glows in both subject and style. Here, love heals but the force of hate is very real. The hero, Lucas Achamba, by charisma and love undertakes to unite Dudum clan which politicking and egotism have split. His quick success stirs bitter rivalry and heartless cruelty that decide his fate. Nature is jumpy and even hysterical at this, and Ambanasom exposes it with fine evocative mastery. The style is refined and honeyed by sonal devices and visual tropes that half conceal subtle slashes at human foibles.

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ISBN 9789956558339 | 290 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2009 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

3 Book Reviews

  • Son of the Native Soil 11 August 2009 12:54, author(s)-editor(s) Edward A. Ayugho, National Vice-President, English Language Teaching (...)

    … Ambanasom offers a myriad of perspectives which hinge on classical issues of universal resonance such as man’s inhumanity to man, living in fame by dying for virtue’s cause, retributive justice, individual versus collective will…

    Edward A. Ayugho, National Vice-President, English Language Teaching Association, Cameroon.

  • Son of the Native Soil 11 August 2009 12:55, author(s)-editor(s) Dr Alfred Ndi, Lecturer and Critic, University of Yaounde 1

    This is an intelligent work, written in a very picturesque language, fertile with suspense, flashback, intrigue, philosophy and dilemma. It raises the fundamental question of elite commitment in rural African politics and entreats the reader to find an answer.

    Dr Alfred Ndi, Lecturer and Critic, University of Yaounde 1 (ENS Bambili), Cameroon

  • Son of the Native Soil 11 August 2009 12:56, author(s)-editor(s) Kenneth Usongo, Lecturer and Critic, Houston Texas, U.S.A

    A moving allegory… on people across the globe whose history has been beset by problems.

    Kenneth Usongo, Lecturer and Critic, Houston Texas, U.S.A