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Thursday, 07 March 2013


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Dear Prof,

don't you ever get tired of this book review stuff?
"The compound word ‘mange-mille’ is derived from two words, ‘manger’ (to eat) and ‘mille’ (thousand)." Have you also thought perhaps of a little bird popularly known as, 'mange-mil'. Maybe you could give a small pinch of humour with it in the next review, assuming the stamina would still be as vibrant as it is right now though. A 'mange-mil' is never satiated, save when resting, perhaps like our little men in uniform too...

John Dinga

Quite interesting. Lexicography and poetic license may be nice and indeed they do serve a purpse. These coinages may act as spice in a bowl of pepper soup but like all spices, when used in excess, tend to spoil the broth.

Secondly, a writer must ultimately face the reality of a limited readership, which is what such a novel must encounter. Like Ngugi wa Thiongo who advocates the use of Swahili but turns to correct English to popularize his writing, congener Gabriel K. Fonkou will have to face that challenge as well. How many persons will buy and read this novel? How many will recommend it for friends and other readers?


Dear Zam,

If you had the time, I recommend that you look me up on


If you'd do that then it would dawn on you that I do a lot more than write book reviews. While you're on the internet, do yourself the favor of visiting my blog (

If you'd muster the humility to visit these sites, you may be inspired to emulate rather waste useful time being nit-picky.

Dr. Vakunta


Dear Prof,

will never put your credentials to test. I am quite aware of who you're, and I've quoted you in many academic papers.

My little point of contention is the redundancy with which such articles are posted here. Current news from home seems to be of little or no importance on this platform. That's exactly what makes me nit-picky!

Each time I visit: camerooninfo/online,, cameroonvoice, and so on, and come back to this blogg, my brain aches.

Your crew should keep us abreast with news from home, we're begging.

Thanks for a prompt consideration of issue raised.

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