The Amputated Memory

by Werewere Liking
The Amputated Memory


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  • ISBN-13: 9781558615557
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Pinned between the political ambitions of her philandering father, the colonial and global influences of encroaching and exploitative governments, and the traditions of her Cameroon village, Halla Njok recalls childhood traumas and reconstructs forgotten experiences to reclaim her sense of self. Winner of the Noma Award - previous honorees include Mamphela Ramphele, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and Ken Saro-Wiwa - The Amputated Memory was called by the Noma jury a truly remarkable achievement . . . a deeply felt presentation of the female condition in Africa...''
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Pinned between the political ambitions of her philandering father, the colonial and global influences of encroaching and exploitative governments, and the traditions of her Cameroon village, Halla Njok recalls childhood traumas and reconstructs forgotten experiences to reclaim her sense of self. Winner of the Noma Award - previous honorees include Mamphela Ramphele, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and Ken Saro-Wiwa - The Amputated Memory was called by the Noma jury a truly remarkable achievement . . . a deeply felt presentation of the female condition in Africa...''