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John Nkemngong Nkengasong was born on 1959 in Cameroonian, is a Writer; Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Yaounde 1. Discover John Nkemngong Nkengasong's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 61 years old?

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2019

Nkengasong spent part of his early childhood in his native Lewoh, a polity within the larger Nweh tribe of the Lebialem Division of the Southwest Region of Cameroon. The countryside’s craggy and verdant scenery and its splendid culture are richly represented in his writing.

A prolific author and critic, Nkengasong writes works which traverse genres and disciplines. His creative imagination is inspired by his native Nweh culture and the multicultural, social and political complexity of Cameroon, particularly defined by the country’s history and multiple colonial heritages. His works, notably his plays, are commendably innovative, postmodern and at times radically absurd in form and content. They focus essentially on the interrelations of history, nation and culture in Africa and are presented in style that “transcend[s] the fluid demarcations of theoretical dogmas”.

2018

In February 2018, he was awarded the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center fellowship in Italy, for academic writing.

2004

His debut novel and best known work, Across the Mongolo, was published in 2004. Besides its rich cultural context, it is a subtle expression of the angst against the humiliation and subjugation of minority peoples in Africa who are the victims of colonial geopolitics. He also wrote poetry which is published in a collection entitled, Letters to Marion (And the Coming Generations) published in 2009. The poetry is “built on humour, irony and bestial imagery” and handles a wide range of issues including “Africa’s afflictions….the petty squabbles that have transformed contemporary Africa into a battlefield”.

2001

Black Caps and Red Feathers (2001) is his first major publication which gave signals to what would later be considered as an enriching career. The play is “a remarkable two-act play that constitutes the author’s individual insight into the human condition”. It is notable for its absurdist structure and content as well as its experiments in surrealist techniques.

1971

In 1971 he completed primary school and enrolled in Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College Fontem. At that formative age, he became conscious of the centrality of literary creativity in human experience and he began writing poems some of which were published in the college magazine. After graduating from High School, he read English at the then University of Yaounde, specializing in English Literature while taking elective courses in Theatre Arts. Between 1979 and 1982, the years of his undergraduate studies, he wrote poems some of which were published in The Mould, a journal of creative writing founded by Bole Butake and in The New Horizons, another journal of creative and critical writing founded by Tala Kashim Ibrahim. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in English obtained in 1982, he registered in the second cycle of the Higher Teacher Training College, University of Yaounde, graduating in 1984 as a High School teacher. While he taught in High School, he pursued graduate studies, earning a “Maitrise” in 1985 and in 1993, a “Doctorat de Troisième Cycle” degree from the University of Yaounde. He was recruited as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Yaounde 1 in 2000, and in 2004 he obtained a PhD in English Literary Studies. The University offered him fertile grounds to explore his burgeoning creative talents, leading to the publication of several plays, prose works, poetry and essays which have sought for him national as well as international acclaim.

1959

John Ngosong Nkemngong Nkengasong (born 1959) is a Cameroonian playwright, novelist, poet and scholar. He is often referred to as a "radical visionary" of Anglophone Cameroon and an “ardent upholder of innovative creativity and crusader for the truth” as is demonstrated by his novels, poetry, short stories but most notably his plays.