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The Colonial Misunderstanding

The Colonial Misunderstanding

When the missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land and the missionaries had the Bible. They taught us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened our eyes, they had the land and we had the Bible. Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first elected Prime Minister and...
Alex’s Wedding

Alex’s Wedding

Chronicle of a rather particular afternoon during which the lives of three people change dramatically: Alex, the husband, goes to his in-laws’ to bring home his second wife. Elise, Alex’s childhood sweetheart and first wife, accompanies him—as she must, according to...
A trip to the Country

A trip to the Country

A voyage in search of the illusion of modernity, which haunts Cameroonian society. A Trip to the Country questions, sometimes ironically, the notion of development associated in Africa with a “tropical modernity” which can be summarized as follows: Everything from...