By Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu
This e-book offers with love, marriage/family, and witchcraft matters yet its significant query is still that of even if love with no figuring out is love. Tackling love from a lot broader and interdisciplinary angles than simply the love-making that the majority love tales often concentrate on, it advances the duo of affection and figuring out because the beginning of any winning marriage/family. even if Momany is blessed with frequently simply discovering this infrequent duo, the tensions of belonging in Cameroon were consistent and protracted demanding situations. The booklet uniquely increases and brings new and ground-breaking views on its subject-matters, evidently leaving many social scientists with a lot to do additional learn on.
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He easily ushered her to the socializing spot round the marketplace the place they received to understand extra approximately themselves over a few beverages. Emelda used to be a virgin on the time and he or she and Momany had lots in universal: either Bangwa, they have been in single-sex faculties, having nice objectives; their fathers either labored with the electrical energy company, Sonel (société nationale d’électricité); their love for sure issues was once nearly equivalent and endemic: continuously conversing in English (not Pidgin), dressing good, taking pictures, hearing track, and writing letters to one another in the course of tuition interval. as a result of Momany, Emelda grew to become so connected to Yoke and farm paintings and thereafter by no means neglected a vacation clear of her grandpa, nonetheless coming to and residing in Yoke even after his demise. as a result of Emelda, lots of the women in Yoke, and Muyuka in most cases, that would were contemplating themselves as difficult nuts to crack easily broke up for Momany simply because she enjoyed jogging round city with him, hands over shoulders, expressing her love in public with out anxiety or worry – similar to of Momany’s early life fans who so splendidly formed and directed relatively his love and educational existence. Emelda observably reminded Momany much approximately his first actual fans – Annastasia and Rita – who additionally evaluate and distinction considerably together with her (Emelda) yet all 3 of them are seriously tied to the household’s farming faith, an quintessential roadmap that has been charting, in addition to obstructing, Momany’s boost to college schooling and marriage; marriage being a kind of union he sees as uniquely according to mutual love and knowing or 6 mulovundism. yet Annastasia and Rita should not the 1st ladies Momany ever fell in love with, being really 3rd and fourth. Their useful roles in and impacts on his existence ordinarily and his love and figuring out narrative rather will not be thoroughly discovered with out the 2 ladies sooner than them – MTU lady and pass over Mandengue. Very in short positioned, if MTU lady woke up the affection malicious program in Momany and omit Mandengue the tutorial one, it's Annastasia that ingeniously nurtured and guarded either insects prior to Rita got here alongside to creatively train them find out how to remain aside even whereas operating and jogging jointly. it should hence be applicable to check the 1st ladies he fell for jointly earlier than the following , with no, in fact, wasting sight of the interconnectivity among and approximately them. pass over Mandengue and Presbyterian college Yoke Any speak about the time Momany spent in Presbyterian university Yoke could nearly completely be one approximately leave out Mandengue. Momany can't inform precisely whilst he left where he used to be born in for town of Victoria. He doesn't additionally understand precisely for the way lengthy he had stayed along with his new relations earlier than getting into basic university; figuring out simply that the child his mom used to be breastfeeding on the time of his arrival was once born in 1966. From the truth that Momany by no means repeated a category and that he acquired to secondary university in 1975 and on the age of fifteen, Momany really was once 8 while he started his fundamental tuition trip in Catholic institution New city, Victoria.