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What happens when a young man of talent and visions of greatness falls victim to a cruel set of circumstances over which he has no control? No Way to Die is such a story. Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem gives up! Even when he is given a second chance to start again, he refuses to gather the broken pieces of his life together. He refuses to rebuild, and refuses to live. But he also finds no way to die.

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Date de parution 15 septembre 2009
Nombre de visites sur la page 22
EAN13 9789956716142
Langue English

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No Way to Die
Linus T. Asong
LangaaResearch & Publishing CIG Mankon,Bamenda
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.com www.langaa-rpcig.net
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Distributed in N. America by Michigan State University Press msupress@msu.edu www.msupress.msu.edu
ISBN: 9956-558-46-X
© Linus T. Asong 2009  First Published in 2006 by Patron Publishing House, Bamenda, Cameroon
DISCLAIMER The names, characters, places and incidents in this book are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Accordingly, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely one of incredible coincidence.
No Way to Die
Contents
Part One Chapter One Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem .................................... 3 Manda Chabeule .............................................................. 17 Chapter Two Maximillian Essemo Alekwieunchaa ........................... 19 Chapter Three Maximillian Essemo Aleukwienchaa ........................... 31 Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem ................................... 37 Chapter Four Manda Chabeule .............................................................. 41 Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem ................................... 45 Chapter Five Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem ................................... 49 Manda Chabeule .............................................................. 56 Chapter Six Manda Chabeule .............................................................. 65 Maximillian Essemo Alekwieunchaa ........................... 68 Chapter Seven Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem ................................... 85 Chapter Eight Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem ................................... 93
Part Two Chapter Nine Dennis Nunquam Ndendemajem ............................... 109 Chapter Ten Dennis Nunquam Ndendemajem ............................... 123 Chapter Eleven Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem ................................. 135
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Chapter Twelve Maximillian Essemo Alekwienchaa ........................... 145 Chapter Thirteen Maximillian Essemo Aleukwienchaa ......................... 153 Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem ................................. 166 Chapter Fourteen Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem ................................. 171 Maximillian Essemo Alekwieunchaa ......................... 174 Chapter Fifteen Maximilliam Essemo Alekwieunchaa ........................ 183 Chapter Sixteen Maximillian Essemo Alekwieunchaa ......................... 191 Chapter Seventeen Dr. William Eshuonti .................................................. 197 Chapter Eighteen Maximillian Essemo Aleukwieunchaa ....................... 205 Chapter Nineteen Maximillian Essemo Alekwieunchaa ......................... 213 Chapter Twenty Maximillian Essemo Alekwieunchaa ......................... 221 Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem ................................. 227 Epilogue Maximillian Essemo Alekwieunchaa ......................... 235
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Part One
Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot the glory of the world and leave only the margin by which we see the world? I know no speck as troublesome as self. (George Eliot:Middlemarch)
No Way to Die
Chapter One
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Dennis Nunqam Ndendemajem
 STOODmy back to the road, in the veranda. with exIcept zinc it. Yes, except zinc. How was I to get zinc? All dust, swimming pool for the fowls. What had I not done to stop this house from leaking? Tried everything, Steal? Not me. There it stood, my home. My hands I clasped behind me. Hands indeed! Fleshless hands! The legs of my trousers rolled up to my knees. I patched the trousers every week, but so what? Was it everything that I should take to the tailor? Look behind me and you would see exposed, my calves. When you fall sick all the time, when you suffer all the time, your calves can never look fresh. Always dry, emaciated. In front of me and, half-hidden in the shade of the veranda, hung a broad canvas, insecurely strung from the cloth of an empty flour bag. You have to manage, man! The easel which supported the canvas, I made from three sticks bound together at the top ends with a string. Easy way! The legs were opened out to stand in the form of a triangle. Dieudonne, my small son, was squatting in the centre and holding two of the sticks in place while I painted. That’s the way we always did it. On the canvas was a painting. As for me I considered it completed, whatever people may say. Where I saw an end they saw a beginning. Let them say. I had taken some few steps, about three metres backwards
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