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This is very enlightening. I didn't know anything about him! Thanks for the illumination of a very fascinating personality.

Emil I Mondoa, MD

An original

Wirndzerem GB

I am impressed by the record - here noted -of his mayorial propriety and simplicity which remains higly worthy of emulation by other avaricious office-holders that pollute our landscape...how many would spare a franc or cycle to work, even if the office was nextdoor!
Then artistically, he deserves due tribute for inspiring the 'erotic' which the uninitiated/unsophisticated have often mis-appreciated as the 'pornographic': infact he is a trailblazer who had the literary guts or better still literary ruts to pull the unhypocritical stories of the nymph and oestrus out of the bedsheets unto the typesheets!

Tangyie Nfor

May Sango's soul indeed RIP. His poetry unquestionably addresses some of the major creative concerns on leadership delinquency and discrimination in all forms amongst other themes.

"Upheaval', "Rulers", "Heroic Shields" and "Compassion" were his poems in the last A/L Literature syllabus very much loved by students, although the last one interestingly on love was quite a puzzle to many.

His novels - Because of Women and A Few Nights and Days featured prominently in my African literature specialization courses.

I taught his short play - Overseas, in one of my drama and theatre Arts classes at ENS and I remember that Chuye Bunyui and I dramatized a number of poems from his Black and White in Love within the context of our MUTUAL DRAPOETS' shows in the very early 80s.

He was guest artist when I organized the lauching of Fale Wache's Lament of a Mother during which Dr. Emmanuel Fru Doh and the late BB were the main speakers, sometime in the early 1990s. I remember how full the Bamenda community hall at the time was - many had come to see the beard.

His joining the CPDM, the poems he wrote thereafter came with controversies; but I think he quits the stage as one of Cameroon's literary icons.

Lots of fond memories...


if only the world could see well enough beyond the beard and the "madness".

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