9- Pentecostal Hubris as Parable for the Theatre
Corresponding Author(s) : BATE BESONG
Africa Review of Books,
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2006): Africa Review of Books, Volume 2, n° 1, 2006
by Francis Nyamnjoh
Mmegi Publishing House, 2003, 44pp, ISBN 99912-525-0-9
Francis B. Nyamnjoh’s academic and creative itinerary has embraced a wide range of subjects and moods. The topography of Mind Searching (Kucena 1991) and its sequel, The Disillusioned African (Nooremac Press 1995), for instance, fundamentally explore fragmented landscapes in which ethnic consciousness, bigotry, exclusivist sentiments and narrowminded irredentism have become the determinants of an evolving material culture. These abnormalities have given rise to the institutional and systemic defacements ingrained in the aberrant mode of national intercourse and further adumbrated by sham democratization circuses that have brought massive concussions to the aboriginal, neo-colonial Cameroonian state structure. The lack of vision of successive francophone leaders and their legendary obduracy to utilize the gifts and gains of Re-Unification have rendered the federation artificial in structure and content. Clearly, then, the idealism of Re-Unification has been imprisoned in an imploding time-capsule.