Cameroonian Tale / Fiction / Fantasy
Snippet from Story Intro…
‘Our forefathers taught us that the foot of the Buea Mountain should always be referred to as the valley of inspiration. The gods of this land are wise and that wisdom they have freely given to us. As we get older, we must pass on this wisdom to our children. You all my children must listen and learn so you all can prosper in this land’, said Mami Effeti popularly referred to as the Wise Mother.
She was 101 years old at the time. Apart from being one of the oldest women in the clan of the Bakweri tribe, she was considered the wisest in the village. This woman whom everyone hailed, listened to and looked up to, was not just eloquent in speech in the Bakweri language, she also knew how to speak 13 other Cameroonian Local Languages of the neighbouring tribes: Bayangi, Bamenda, Douala, Bakossi, Barondo, Bafut, Banso, Nso, Ewondo, Betti, Babanki, Bassa and Bali. She was a walking talking library of the land with several years of culminated life experiences in multiple sectors. She never went to school, but even those who did go to school had so much to learn from the old lady. The news of her wisdom spread even to neighbouring villages and people from far and near came to tap from her well of inspiration.